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.
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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
Editor’s Note: March 15 was a day of global action against climate change. On that day, Dr. Chip Fletcher – a scientist at the University of Hawai‘i: Manoa studying the impacts of climate change in the state – addressed a crowd at the State Capitol. His remarks to those gathered for the Youth Climate Strike are posted below with his permission. By Dr. Chip Fletcher Here … [Read more...] about On the Youth Climate Strike: Dr. Chip Fletcher