In the last eight months, global agreement about the need to address climate change has skyrocketed, according to environmental activist and author Bill McKibben. Much of the push to do something about the climate problem has been spearheaded by young people. Worldwide climate strikes and the Green New Deal are just two pieces of evidence that these efforts are having an effect. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . News on the climate change front is dire. The oceans are hotter than they’ve been in recorded history. Last year was the fourth-warmest year on record. Greenland’s ice is melting six times faster than it did in the 1980s , and sea-level rise is already affecting coastal economies . But amidst these concerning trends, there is still cause for hope, according to environmental activist and author Bill McKibben. McKibben, who founded the climate organization 350.org, recently published a new book called "Falter." He told Business Insider that his hopefulness comes from seeing millennials and Gen Zers push for action across the globe. This younger generation overwhelmingly favors policies and initiatives that reduce carbon emissions. A 2018 Pew study showed that 81% of millennials believe the planet is indeed warming, […]

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