Juliana v. United States
Juliana v. United States: The unresolved case already making a difference
How did you become an activist at such a young age?
Environmental activist, winner of the inaugural Children’s Climate Prize (2016), and lead plaintiff in the lawsuit
Juliana vs. The United States of America
, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez discusses how he became involved in environmental justice activism at a very young age and how this experience has shaped his life.
The Trauma of Climate Change
To maintain our capacity to address climate change, we need to recognize and address the trauma it creates.
Lead counsel Julia Olson in the historic climate change trial Juliana vs. USA weighs in with Avery McRae, one of the case’s youngest co-plaintiffs, on the motivating principle of intergenerational justice.
What are the obligations of present generations to the future of the earth?
Lawali Ibrahim – Maradi, Niger
Are we sure global warming is human caused?
Placing the talking points of climate change denialists into a proper perspective anchored in the history of science, climatologist Stefan Rahmstorf offers a brief overview of the overwhelming evidence underpinning today’s scientific consensus that global warming is human caused.
In Katrina’s Wake
Portraits of Loss from an Unnatural Disaster
Marcy Rockman resigns from US National Park Service
Dr. Marcy Rockman's letter of resignation as Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator for Cultural Resources for the U.S. National Park Service
Why did you decide to be part of a climate lawsuit against the U.S. federal government?
Avery McRae, youth plaintiff in the historic Juliana v. United States climate change lawsuit, explains why she got involved in the case.
Youth and the Power of Street Democracy
Activist Mary DeMocker on the strengths of art, community and youth.
What brought you to explore novel legal approaches to climate disruption?
Professor Mary Wood reflects on how she began to explore novel legal approaches to the global problem of climate disruption.
How can understanding the past help us address future climate change?
Reflecting on the value of history as we prepare to meet present and future challenges, archaeologist Thomas McGovern notes that the past can be both an inspiration and a warning, as we now face change on an unprecedented scale in our own lifetimes.
The Hidden Meltdown of Greenland
NASA-supported researchers have found that ice covering Greenland is melting faster than previously thought. The action is happening out of sight, below the surface.
What concerns have you about your daughter’s role as a plaintiff in Juliana vs USA?
The Future is Now
The Future is Now is a triptych film produced by Bifrost and the Nobel Museum in Stockholm for viewing in the museum’s three-screen cinema space. Highlighting examples of how we can engage proactively with the world’s present sustainability challenges, the film has been modified here for viewing on a single screen.
Rising sea swamps island along Bengal coast
Why is public debate on climate change so infected?
Climatologist Michael Mann is nearly as well known for his pushback against fossil fuel industry-funded distortions of climate science as for his iconic “hockey stick” graph showing the dramatic rise in global temperatures during the 20th century, which first appeared in a 1999 scientific study published by Mann, Bradley & Hughes in
that presented global reconstructions of annual surface temperature patterns over the previous six centuries. Mann discusses how the fossil fuel industry has promoted distortions of science in public discourse and debate to protect their own economic interests, following the playbook of other industries (Big Tobacco and Big Pharma) that have previously attacked science and scientists when their studies and knowledge advancements challenge industry products and profits.
Climate science consensus
Climatologist James Hansen – ‘We’re Already at a Level of Emergency’