Young Climate Scientists Speak Out

Mara Freilich, Catherine Wilka, Rohini Shivamoggi, Lyssa Freese, Joleen Heiderich, Henri Drake, and Marjorie Cantine | Digboston
Friday, September 20, 2019

Over the last several years, there has been a groundswell in global support for action on climate change, particularly among the younger generations. Now, some EAPS and MIT-WHOI graduate students have raised their voice in solidarity with the latest event, a global climate strike, happening today saying, “We study climate change. Our generation’s future will be defined by it. We support the climate strike.” In their Digboston op-ed, the graduate students share how their climate studies put them in a unique position to understand the gravity of inaction to the climate and humanity, and backed by science, help push for meaningful change.

Read their full piece in Digboston.

Story Image: Hurricane Katrina, a category 5 storm, makes landfall in August 2005. It was one of the most powerful storms on record for the Atlantic Basin. (Credit: NASA image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team at Goddard Space Flight Center)