Kids and climate: Our mess, their future

Kids and climate: Our mess, their future

A portrait of 10-year-old Levi Draheim with brown-blonde curly hair.

This 10-year-old was already suing the government over climate policy. Then climate change really hit home.


Sea level rise projections suggest Levi Draheim’s home on Florida’s east coast will be sitting in water in 30-40 years. A hurricane last year already flooded him out of his school. So, he’s suing the federal government to try to force it to take stronger action to fight climate change.

A close-up of a giant land tortoise in the Santa Cruz highlands of the Galápagos Islands.

These kids are hoping to save Galapagos tortoises — and their own home — from climate change

Elvira Mauricia Diaz standing center with her family against a stone wall backdrop.

With kids’ health suffering, one Guatemalan town is trying to adapt to climate change.

Flor Bautista holds her daughter Camila in her arms, both looking directly at camera.

These children suffered for months after extreme weather wrecked their town in Peru