‘Biggest case on the planet’ pits kids vs. climate change

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On November 2, 2018, the Supreme Court refused to halt the trial in the case of Juliana v. United States and rejected an appeal by the Trump Administration as premature ( read more on this update here ). Lawyers for the 21 youths who filed the case in 2015 announced they will seek to have the trial begin the week of November 5, 2018. Below, read our article on this case that was originally published on March 17, 2017. Levi Draheim is a nine-year-old science geek. He founded an environmental club as a fourth grader and gives talks about climate change to audiences of grown-ups. His home is on a slender barrier island on Florida’s Atlantic coast, 21 miles south of Cape Canaveral and a five-minute walk from the beach. By mid-century, his sandy childhood playground could be submerged by rising seas. He will be just 42. Nathan Baring is 17 and a high school junior in Fairbanks, Alaska—120 miles south of the Arctic Circle. He loves cold weather and skis. The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet . Now winter snows that Baring once celebrated as early as August in Fairbanks can […]

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