While I was at the climate action demonstrations on Friday, someone told me that it was “nice” of MauiTime to have published a story about three local eighth-grade climate activists who walked out of school to demonstrate for climate action (“We Can Make a Difference,” Sep. 19). It felt like a compliment, but the framing of my story as a favor to the three teenagers made me … [Read more...] about We Didn’t Publish a Story About Youth Climate Activists to Be ‘Nice.’ We Did It Because It’s Necessary.
Monday was the hottest September 16th ever recorded on Maui. The 97-degree high joined the list of record-breaking temperatures felt during this summer’s heat wave, which set an extraordinary 68 state records from May through August and tied 74, making it hard to ignore: Things are heating up. But as the mercury rises with warming weather conditions, so too are the youth … [Read more...] about ‘We Can Make a Difference’: Catching up with three young climate activists who are fighting for our future
In the dappled afternoon light under a tree fronting the University of Hawai‘i Maui College campus, about 60 people gathered in a circle on Friday as part of an international movement. The group, comprised mostly of students ages 12 to 20, was participating in the latest youth demonstration to demand immediate action from adults and politicians to address climate change and its … [Read more...] about Speaking Up for the Future: Maui’s youth demonstrate for climate action