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Old-Timers Back “Climate Change Kids” in Lawsuit – An Op-Ed Article

July 15, 2019
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Court case needs our support

Kelsey Juliana leads in the climate change lawsuit

The lawsuit now before the Court of Appeals of the Ninth Circuit calls on the federal government to protect today’s young people and future generations from the effects of climate change. We old people need to support their case and the Green New Deal for the sake of our grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The urgency of the case gains new relevance when we consider that some young women have pledged not to have children as part of a new movement called BirthStrike. Our granddaughters and great granddaughters are potentially part of this drastic statement about the future.

Perhaps they are right that bringing children into a world clogged with climate problems is not a future that a new mother should want for her children. For the older generation, people like us, this is a clear warning signal. Our own progeny are willing to end the family line if governments fail to address climate change. The existential threat of climate change is thus pushing a generation to voluntarily eschew a functional life span.

We have known about the potential impact of climate change for decades and yet our generation has failed the generations that follow us. With the case before the court, we have an opportunity to avoid repeating that mistake.  

See full article below or at https://eugeneweekly.com/2019/07/11/old-timers-back-climate-change-kids/ .

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