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June 4, 2017 OP-ED: While President Trump withdraws from the Paris Climate Agreement, teenagers like myself are fighting the climate crisis head-on
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By Jamie Margolin

It’s a crazy time to be a teen.

President Trump just announced that the US is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement. But that is only one of the many actions his administration has taken to give a proverbial middle finger to all young generations, who will suffer the devastating impacts of climate change.

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Today's teenagers are growing up at a time where everything generations before us took for granted-- clean air, potable water, and life as we know it-- are on the verge of destruction. Teenagers, or “Generation Z” as we’re sometimes called, are growing up during a time where our future is more uncertain than it was for any generation before us.

And among our internet surfing, Snapchat-addicted populace, are warriors. Many of today’s teenagers are defying stereotypes, fighting tooth and nail for our futures. Some teenagers are more civically active in one month than most adults are in a lifetime.

I am one of them.

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