Earth911 Quiz #36: America Youth’s Role in Climate Recovery

What drives youth organizers to work to change climate policy? This generation of young people is more aware of and concerned about the climate impact of the U.S. economy and political system than any previous generation. Take this Earth911 quiz; you may learn a few things about today’s youth that surprise you.

Earth911.com Quiz #36: American Youth’s Role in Climate Recovery

 

Young people are more aware and more concerned about the climate impact of the U.S. economy and political system than any previous generation. They engage in legal fights, public campaigns, and personal civic activities to make fellow citizens aware of the dangers of climate change. In this Earth911.com quiz, you may learn a few things about youth that surprise you.

 

Every week, Earth911.com challenges you with quizzes that test your sustainability savvy and help you make environmentally friendly choices when you shop, use products, and dispose of unwanted items.

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True or false: 21 Young people are suing the U.S. government for better environmental enforcement.

 

Is it true or false that a lawsuit filed by 21 young people is working its way through the courts and could soon go to trial in an Oregon U.S. District Court?

True or false: Juliana versus U.S. was allowed to go forward by the U.S. Supreme Court

 

Juliana versus United States, a suit brought by 21 young people demanding a clean and healthy environment as a right, was challenged by the Department of Justice, who asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the case before trial.

 

True or false: The Supreme Court ruled with for the the young people, allowing the case to go forward despite the government’s objection.

True or false: Youth climate change organization Zero Hour started on Instagram.

 

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Zero Hour is a climate change organization that advocates that the U.S. abandon fossil fuels, provide clean food and water for all, and invest in the restoration of the climate. The group recently led a march in Washington and met with U.S. congressional representatives ahead of the 2018 midterms.

 

Is it true that the organization was founded after an Instagram posting started a conversation between two founders?

What drives youth organizers to act to change climate policy?

 

The specifics of many stories differ, but there is a unifying theme in the stories of young environmental organizers. What is it?

What percentage of young people believe climate change is human-caused?

 

The millennials (1980-1995) and Generation Z (1995-2015) are following in their parents’ footsteps, learning more about the world and human impacts on it. What percentage of youth surveyed said climate change is caused by human activity?

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