Youth leaders against climate change rally today

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Climate scientists are issuing a final call to “save the world from climate catastrophe.” They are warning if drastic action isn’t taken, climate change could reach crisis levels in about a decade. 

 A group of young people are suing the government over it. “Juliana vs The United States” also known as the “Children’s Climate Lawsuit” states the government’s actions have violated the constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property of the youngest generation and failed to protect public trust resources.

Youth leaders and supporters will rally in the city of Birmingham to stand with plaintiffs in the federal case Juliana vs The United States; it is scheduled to go to trial today in Eugene, Oregon.  Supporters in Birmingham will provide their views on the threat of climate change.   The rally is organized by “Gasp” and “Our Children’s Trust.”

 It’s happening at the Hugo Black Federal Courthouse from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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