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How To Solve Climate Change? Think Like A Kid.

May 12, 2018

A few years ago, a group of teenagers in Washington state took on one of our most perplexing problems with a novel strategy: They sued the state government for failing to safeguard the climate for future generations.

The tactic was new, the plaintiffs were young, and yet, they won. A superior court judge ruled in their favor in 2016.

But then nothing much happened.

Now they’re trying again, this time suing the federal government.

Seventeen year-old Aji Piper has become one of the faces of this effort. Now he gives talks and interviews all over, even though he’s still a senior in high school.

Aji and his mother Helaina joined us in our studio, and he explained that the notoriety has been kind of  a mixed bag.