Victory! In a landmark U.S. court case
, children have formally won the right to a healthy environment. This is a huge boost to kids' wellbeing, and a devastating blow to the supervillian-esque fossil fuel industry, which will do anything it can to squeeze more profits out of our kids' futures.However, there's more we can do to protect children from the adverse effects of a future wracked by climate change.
This court case serves as a reminder: future generations deserve a healthy environment, and we have to address the climate crisis in order to keep the planet habitable for them!Sign now to demand President Biden officially declare a climate emergency!
President Joe Biden campaigned on protecting the environment and addressing climate change, but still has not officially declared
a climate emergency. That's despite the fact that the planet is entering its sixth Mass Extinction event and we are hurtling towards the point of no return for global temperature rise. Which is why declaring a climate emergency is so important: it would provide substantially increased authority to tackle carbon emissions and global warming.
If you've spent the last few years thinking, "we didn't have this wild weather when I was a kid," you'd be absolutely right. Every region of the country is already being impacted by the climate emergency
, from record-breaking wildfires and months of smoky air to deadly heatwaves and unprecedented flooding. It's not just a coincidence: it's getting much hotter, and extreme weather events are much more common.It's fantastic that U.S. courts have finally acknowledged children's right to a future not marred by climate chaos. Now our President must step up and do more to ensure children will have access to a habitable Earth in the future.
The time is now for the government to take action to mitigate on climate change, and declaring an official climate emergency is a crucial first step. Future generations deserve a habitable planet, and a U.S. court agrees. President Biden must show that he is taking climate change seriously by declaring a climate emergency! Sign the petition if you agree!