Miami Beach has declared a climate emergency, thanks to the advocacy efforts of Miami youth climate advocates.
They see it as a victory, and a first step toward convincing the city to do more to slow carbon emissions and climate change.
“It’s not just us holding up signs now. There’s literally legislation that says we need to put this at the top of the agenda,” said John Paul Mejia, a 17-year-old Miami Beach Senior High School student and member of several Miami-based climate action groups.
Read the full Miami Herald article HERE.