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Being a teenager sucks. It sucks even more when.
But today's youth aren't sitting by and watching it happen. According toby the Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation, 57% of US teenagers are afraid of climate change when asked how climate change made them feel.
But in the same survey, 54% of teens also responded that they were motivated and 52% said they were angry.
One in four has already taken action in the form of a school walk-out, protest, or by reaching out to a government official, according to the poll.
Compared to adults who took the same survey, teens also feel more guilty about climate change than their adult counterpoints. However, 10% fewer teens feel hopeless compared to adults in the study.
A Fox News guest called Greta Thunberg ‘mentally ill.’ The network apologized for the ‘disgraceful’ comment.
The 16-year-old climate activist has been open about being diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, embracing it as her “superpower.” Amid the intense blowback over Knowles’ remarks Monday night after a clip of the show went viral, Fox News apologized to Thunberg. “The comment made by Michael Knowles who was a guest on The Story tonight was disgraceful — we apologize to Greta Thunberg and to our viewers,” a spokesperson for the network told The Washington Post in a statement. Fox News also said it has “no plans” to book Knowles.
Here's what else the study found:
- 86% of teens believe human activity is causing the climate to change, compared to 79% of adults.
- 29% of teens feel optimistic about the issue of climate change, compared to 25% of adults.
- 15% of adults believe it's too late to prevent the worst of climate change, compared to 11% of teens.
- 74% of teens think the US government isn't taking enough action on climate change, compared to 67% of adults
- 81% of teens have heard little or nothing at all about .
The study covered a random national sample of 2,293 adults age 18 and over as well as 629 teenagers ages 13-17.
This week, students will have an opportunity to take action as protests begin on Friday a part of the, leading up to the next week in New York City. New York City teens are excused from school if they participate in the strike .
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Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg started protesting climate change by skipping school on August 20, 2018, and holding up a sign in front of the Swedish parliament. Other students have taken note - joining her in organizing the.
Nearly, to protest the lack of action taken towards avoiding a climate change catastrophe.
"Our house is on fire," she said in a Davosin January. "I don't want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act."
Most American teens are frightened by climate change, poll finds, and about 1 in 4 are taking action
“It’s like a dystopian novel: To grow up seeing the world fall apart around you, and knowing it’s going to be the fight of your lives to make people stop it.” Both Lopez and Graham said thinking about climate change makes them afraid, an emotion they share with 57 percent of teens nationwide. Fewer than a third of teens say they are optimistic. “A lot of it is connected to being a kid,” Lopez said. “We can’t vote. We don’t have anyone to represent us.” Adults, he said, don’t seem to take the issue as seriously, or as personally, as people his age.
Thunberg, protesting the fossil fuel waste of flying in an airplane, in the US in August, and was in DC .
As young people, teens will bear the brunt of what comes of climate change in the future. It has predicted that by the middle of this century,, and .
The concern isn't universal across all teens., 37 %, and 41 % respectively, compared to less than a quarter of their white peers.
Climate change is a justice issue -. Communities across the US and beyond are still recovering from climate catastrophes, and people of color are more likely to end up in polluted neighborhoods.
When it comes to climate change impacting different groups, teens were more likely to say themselves and their generation than adults who answered the survey.
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Madeline Graham, a 16-year-old organizer of the protest this week, said to the Washington Post that it's easy to let fear take control when on top of normal teenage stress, the planet is facing an incredible threat.
"It's like a dystopian novel," Graham said to the Washington Post. "To grow up seeing the world fall apart around you and knowing it's going to be the fight of your lives to make people stop it."
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