Why Miami Was The Perfect Place For These Teens To Organize A Climate-Change Summit
The intensity of their activism — just like that of the
Parkland students and the
Dreamers who’ve fought for
immigration reform — consistently elicits a specific “Yaaass, teens will save us!” type of response. But Jamie, Elsa, and Arielle are tired of adults’ support ending there. “The most annoying thing ever that I get is politicians who say they’re supportive, but they are not really taking action. You would expect, like,
Sen. Ted Cruz to be a
climate denier,” Jamie said. “But a lot of centrist Democrats, you’ll talk to them and they’ll be like, ‘Climate! I believe in it! Give me a cookie because I believe in climate change!'”