laurie laurie, December 26, 2018

As we wind down this tumultuous year, the opportunity to sit quietly and drink in stories that bring us clarity and truth is most welcome. So many amazing people fighting on so many fronts. Where to begin? Let’s start with 15-year-old Greta Thunberg from Sweden. Greta’s climate activism and speeches at the recent United Nations climate summit in Katowice, Poland, have galvanized youth and adults alike worldwide.

According to climate scientist Kevin Anderson stated “On climate change @GretaThunberg demonstrates more clarity & leadership in one speech than a quarter of a century of the combined contributions of so called world leaders. Willful ignorance & lies have overseen a 65% rise in CO2 since 1990. Time to hand over the baton,” he writes.

https://www.democracynow.org/2018/12/13/you_are_stealing_our_future_greta

https://www.democracynow.org/2018/12/11/meet_the_15_year_old_swedish

https://www.democracynow.org/2018/12/11/scientist_kevin_anderson_worlds_biggest_emitters

Also on the international stage, the 21 amazing youth plaintiffs in the federal climate case of Juliana et al vs US.

Kelsey Juliana, the lead plaintiff in the case, has long been an environmental activist, advocating for change at the local (she is from Eugene), state, national, and international levels.

Kelsey and her co-plaintiffs, along with their parents and the legal team at Our Children’s Trust, have show tremendous resilience in the face of countless Dept of Justice attempts to derail the case, which is currently under a stay with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Visit Our Children’s Trust for access  media coverage concerning the case. https://www.ourchildrenstrust.org/video-radio-interviews/

Featured here is a recent City Club of Eugene presentation including Kelsey, along with Professors Mary Christina Wood, John Davidson, and Coreal-Riday White, Our Children’s Trust Community Engagement Manager.

http://www.klcc.org/post/city-club-eugene-report-our-childrens-trust-climate-trial

 

Listen to this “No Ordinary Lawsuit” podcast featuring Kelsey’s co-plaintiff Nathan Baring, his parents, Professor Mary Wood, and OCT Executive Director and Co-Counsel, Julia Olson