Saturday :: May 7, 2011

iMatter March on Mother's Day

by Mary

Climate Progress has a blog post from 16 year old Alec Loorz who is suing the United States of America to make the government take action to stop catastrophic climate change.

Today, I and other fellow young people are suing the government, for handing over our future to unjust fossil fuel industries, and ignoring the right of our children to inherit the planet that has sustained all of civilization. I will join with youth and attorneys in every state in the US to demand that our leaders to live and govern as if our future matters.

The government has a legal responsibility to protect the future for our children. So we are demanding that they recognize the atmosphere as a commons that needs to be preserved, and commit to a plan to reduce emissions to a safe level.

In addition to taking this action to the courts, he and many other young people are taking to the streets May 7th thru May 14th in over 100 places. Check here to see if the kids in your area are part of this action.

So while David Koch says that Obama scares him, he should be more frightened by Alec and his generation who are fighting for their future.

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