Climate Change as a Right

Grace J., Gateway School (Santa Cruz, CA) 8th Grade Cultural Studies

This podcast discusses some of the reasons why I believe climate change needs to be a top priority of the U.S. government. It also explains why I believe voters in the upcoming election should remember to consider the interests of us all in relation to climate change. As the Constitution says, every one of us has a right to justice, welfare and liberty, so we need to elect a government who will work to bring us these things.


As the climate becomes hotter, the snowpack decreases. Rising temperatures will increase the number of and severity of wildfires

Global temperature has risen 1.9 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880

In 2018, 876,147 acres of land were burned during fires in California


SANTA CRUZ, California