You may have heard about climate change and the greenhouse effect.

In 2009, the world’s leaders met in Copenhagen Denmark to discuss how to reduce greenhouse gases. You may be worried about what the world will look like when you are older. You would be right to ask, and also to demand to know what adults are doing to stop global warming. Although these are difficult questions, it is important that you be informed, since you will be living with the consequences of our action, or inaction, today. Your voice is important.

Here is a short explanation of the greenhouse effect, climate change and the meeting in Copenhagen. Because of climate change, young people today will live in a very different environment than the one their parents and grandparents were born in. Their voices need to be heard.