#YouthvGov

 Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, 16, speaks at a rally for the federal climate lawsuit, of which is a plaintiff, on February 20, 2017, in Denver.

5 Things to Know About The Youth-Led Climate Lawsuit Against Trump

For one, the case didn’t always involve the 45th president.

Brian Turner / Flickr

The U.S. Leads the World in Number of Climate Change Court Cases

There are three times the amount of climate change litigation in the United States as in the rest of the world combined.

President Donald J. Trump speaks to Democratic and Republican Senators about his Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch in the White House on February 9, 2017.

Trump Named as Defendant in Landmark Federal Climate Suit

Aji Piper, 16, plaintiff: “I am hopeful that our case will reverse or prevent all damage our current president may inflict.”

The Kids Who Rocked the Racial Justice Movement in 2016

From demanding clean water to protesting police violence, these children prove that you’re never too young to stand up for your people.

Eighteen of the 21 youth plaintiffs and two of their siblings showcase their solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. They recently won with a court judge moving their case forward.

U.S. District Court to Hear Youth in Landmark Federal Climate Lawsuit Tomorrow

The case could also benefit future generations who will face the destructions caused by climate change.