Two Green Leaves

Climate Change from the Affected Generation

We've been Writing a Book 13 October 2017

     You've likely noticed the lack of posts for the past couple of months and have wondered why. It's because we have decided to write a book written by the affected generation. As school started and so did sports, we have become busy. While writing the book realized we didn't have time to keep the blog up as well. 

     That's not all. We also got nominated for the international Children's Climate Prize. The judges for the prize recently decided we are one of five finalists across the world that are flying to Sweden to present more about ourselves, so they can chose a winner. This is a huge opportunity for us and we can't wait to meet more climate activists along the way.

~Charlie Abrams and Jeremy Clark

Our Children's Trust is Saving the World 19 June 2017

Although most kids these days are often quite busy playing soccer, or persistently fidget spinning, some are looking to the future. Not the next day at school, but to their adulthood, when climate change may be irreversible. Specifically, 21 kids aged 9-20 are suing the federal government for not protecting their rights to a healthy climate and stable ecosystem. These youth plaintiffs are part of an organization called Our Children’s Trust, founded by Julia Olsen on August 15, 2015 which happens to be National Youth Day. If they succeed, the federal government will be legally required to take specific actions to decrease carbon dioxide emissions to a safe level. They’ve been gaining the attention of people around the world, and are making some of us believe that a healthy future may not be too far off after all.

Lobbying In DC With Citizens Climate Lobby 17 June 2017

     Yesterday I got back from a week long trip on the other side of the country. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity in the sense that Citizens Climate Lobby or CCL raised over one thousand dollars for us to go there. Both Jeremy and I have lobbied in Oregon’s capital Salem multiple times, however, this was our first time lobbying in Washington DC where it can make the largest impact.

Lobbying in Washington DC

How School Testing Correlates To Americas 250th Coal Plant Retiring 30 April 2017

     I saw a video posted by Mark Rober explaining that the school system and how they make you learn, is screwed up. He did an interesting experiment with the goal being to get people to code, so they thought. The goal was actually to see how people perform better with different types of 'coaching' or notifications, so each time you answered a question or task wrong, it'd either subtract 5 points if you got test A, or say "Try Again" if you got test B. Our schools are based around the idea that each question if wrong gives your score fewer points; which in the study performed the worst.

Will you help pass these bills? 11 March 2017

Here is a post that I wrote for Our Climate. Hope you enjoy, learn about the bills, and take action.

The world today is filled with significant events, and the news seems to scramble to cover everything. I listen to the news every day, and climate change is sometimes slipped into the daily news as a side topic. That is because climate change is always happening, and it would not be anything new if the news reported that the climate was changing. So with all the news today, climate change seems insignificant. But it is the opposite of that. Climate change will have devastating effects to our planet if the only response to it is inaction. Even today, our planet has seen increases in ocean acidification, collapses of ecosystems, extinction or endangerment of keystone species, droughts, hurricanes, malaria and zicha, sea level rise, wildfires, crop failure, climate refugees, economy collapses, smog, fresh water scarcity, and a seemingly endless amount more. Inaction will only make it worse.