Why young people sued the U.S. government over climate change
People today will be living with the effects of climate change for decades to come. Some such as thirteen year old Levi drama Florida have watched their hometowns flood as sees rise. Others like nineteen year old Jimmy Butler of Arizona have experienced water shortages and those young people deserve presentation to stand up against the systems there imperilling their future. Julia Olsen is a lawyer representing dre Heim, Butler and more than a dozen other young plaintiffs five years ago they filed a lawsuit against the US government asserting that it had violated their rights by permitting and supporting the burning of fossil fuels which drives climate change. Since then the case has been making its way through the courts, it was most recently dealt a major blow when a federal appeals court dismissed it. Also, Menor team are in the process of appealing that decision, but she says despite the setback, the cases given the youth, a public platform to explain what's happening to them personally and what that means for their lives, and though she's hopeful, her plaintiffs will ultimately succeeding court. She says, they've already helped to ignite the growing climate movement.