WINGS #16-18 Kids' Climate Lawsuit
Demanding the right to a future
Uploaded: 6 Aug, 2018
Recording Date: 6 Aug, 2018
Recording Location: Oregon and British Columbia
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
WINGS #16-18 Kids' Climate Lawsuit by WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service and Our Children's Trust is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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Program Title: WINGS #16-18 Kids' Climate Lawsuit
Description: The case Juliana et al. v United States et al. is now set for trial starting October 29, 2018, in an Oregon federal court. Since 2015, two successive national administrations have tried to get the case thrown out and failed. Twenty-one young plaintiffs are alleging the United States knew since the 1950s that a horrendous climate disaster would be in store from fossil fuel energy and caved to industry not to implement policies that could avert that.
Host(s): Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: Julia Olson, founder, Executive Director and Chief Legal Counsel of Our Children's Trust, and lead plaintiff on the lawsuit; Kelsey Juliana, the plaintiff for whom the case is named; Jaden from Louisiana, Avery from Oregon, and Victoria from New York state - all young plaintiffs.
Credits: Audio via the website ourchildrenstrust.org - from media credited to climatemobilization.org, mothersofinvention.online and the Positive Economy Forum. Edited and hosted by WINGS series producer Frieda Werden
Comments: More information at OurChildrensTrust.org and youthvgov.org
NewsType: Weekly Program
Environment > Climate Change
Politics > Activism
Society and Culture > Childhood
Regional > United States
Politics > Political Parties
Health > Policy
Science and Technology > Earth Sciences