HuffPost Table Talk: Global Warming And Youth In Action
- May 13, 2011 |
- by The Family Dinner
Every Friday, the Huffington Post editors highlight one of the most compelling news stories of the week — a story to spark a lively discussion at your family dinner table. This week’s topic is global warming and youth action:
While most teenagers are thinking about prom and summer plans, 16-year-old Alec Loorz, with help from the Oregon-based non-profit Our Children’s Trust (among others), has filed lawsuits or petitions against the federal government and all 50 states for not doing enough to prevent climate change. Loorz founded Kids vs Global Warming when he was just 12-years-old. He has organized the iMatter March, a series of marches around the world that draw attention to climate change. Now, imagine what he’ll accomplish once he becomes a legal adult.
Do you think the youth of America can influence public policy? How would you draw attention to the problem of climate change? What other political issues should young adults focus on?
Visit The Huffington Post for more questions to share with your family about global warming and youth in action.