“We’re doing what so many people told us we were incapable of doing: holding our leaders accountable for their disastrous and dangerous actions.”
In 2015 a landmark lawsuit asserted the US government had knowingly infringed upon the rights to life and liberty by encouraging activities which cause climate change. Those who brought this case: 21 young people aged eight to nineteen. Suffering from displacement, drought, famines, wildfires, many felt forced to drop out of school for fear of their future. Now struggling with the pressures of holding hope, they continue to fight. This is their story, told in their words. It is a story of bitterness and terror, but also triumph and love, for each other and our home.