The Teenager Suing the US Government over Climate Change

Stephen Childs


  1. we hould use solar panels, it would be more eco friendly, only greed among energy keeps is from doing this and the USA government is right there involved there too


  3. Went from earth freezing over to global warming and now to climate change wake up you sheep

  4. i'm appalled at some of the 'comments' that people have left, just spewing vitriol. I suppose anything good is going to attract trolls, some people out there are just not happy unless they can throw their crap on somebody else, especially someone who is doing something worthwhile like this charismatic young warrior here. You've got my vote, Xiuhtezcatl!

  5. 7:40 you are not demanding anything……….."demands" have to something backing them up otherwise they requests

  6. ALL the children of EVERY nation should sue their governments!

  7. He is an inspiration! Being an indigenous teenager myself I'm happy I am not alone. We gotta take care of our mother, keep it up brother ✊

  8. It's good to see an environmentally aware teenager – especially one willing to get involved personally.
    But this news piece was really lightweight – like something that would have been seen on MTV news years ago.
    It feels like he is being groomed to be some sexy young activist dude for the teenagers.
    I also couldn't help but notice the older, blond activist lady who just gushing all over him – it was a bit of a rob the cradle moment.

    I think this young man's energy would more effective by becoming an expert in the sciences and inventing ways to clean up the environement more effectively, environmentally-neutral biodegradeable consumer products (diapers especially), or improving alternative energy and battery technology.
    Get a PHD, Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh – and really contribute to the solution.

  9. All the bickering regarding the kid's diet is quite laughable. He's a courageous and intelligent person regardless of whether he eats meat or not. He and his fellow activists have made more of a difference than a lifetime of being vegan would do. In my opinion the main crisis at the moment is plastic production and the fact we aren't slowing down, we're accelerating.

  10. so u can sue the government because the earth is coming to the end of an ice age…?

  11. What's his views on animal agriculture? (the largest contributor of global warming)

  12. All these people blaming the government and shit for environmental change but still eat farmed meats that count for 51% of greenhouse gases

  13. I am looking for girl friend to go to the movies with to hold hands so she can lay on my chest I am looking for girlfriend once again I am looking for girlfriend so if you know any girls comment plz once again I am looking for girl friend.

  14. Climate change is a myth in order to force socialism on a global scale.

  15. Go after the trade agreements if you want to protect the environment.

  16. these kids are fucking retarded Jesus Christ chief running water could've done a better job an he talks about living with nature an this mother fucker living on ranch in aircondtioning with a 50 inch tv ps4 go on with that bullshit lmao XD

  17. I'm spraying aerosol cans and burning plastic in my backyard out of spite because of this kid.

  18. the human race will be long gone before this planet dies/ends . So it's more of a matter of saving ourselves . Or maybe an ice age will do us in . But isn't that natural ….I'm pretty sure major corporations and world leaders will kill more people in the long run than anything else aka wars .

  19. This kid DESPERATELY needs to be bullied. We will make a strong patriotic capitalist out of you yet, my boy…

  20. while this kid is out here trying to make a difference y'all living in your moms basement obese as fuck commenting your dumb ass negative opinions on a educated 15 year old, I'm sleep.

  21. This kid is so damn smart. We are lucky to have people like this in our country. It is necessary to point out that fracking has had some environmental benefits because it has outsourced coal and oil in some situations. But he is not wrong. I totally agree that we need to go to green sustainable renewable energy as soon as possible and at the greatest extent possible.

    The time to speak is right now. We need to make it very clear to Trump that global warming and climate change is the most important issue that humanity has ever faced. I believe that if we are loud enough, he will act. While he has said he does not believe in climate change, I do not believe him. And the only position he is in, is in a position to do what the people want. He is literally not a politician, and he has no reason to not do what the people want. So do everything in your power to make it clear to President Trump that this is our most important issue.

    I don't want to die on this earth suffocating or on fire. So understand that we all have to act now.

  22. Hahaha there's no way benzene is in frac water. No one does diesel based fracs anymore.

  23. Really just a dumbass kid who thinks he's a huge paradigm in the midst of devils. He's taking tax dollars from people when he actively contributes to the problem. I'd kill him if I ever met him in real life.

  24. As legit as blaming the Kings for 'ruining' their crops in "Extreme weather events of 535–536" or blaming the Republic for 'allowing' the "Year Without a Summer" to happen in 1816.

    More apocalyptic weather and climate shifts happened in history before mankind could even make a dent, and the systems from the sun to the currents had already made up their minds what comes next millennium in advance.
    And until the last half century most farmers and land owners were prepared more of less to weather this out, not complain at the slightest inconvenient changes effecting their 'urban-sized' safe spaces.

  25. Xiuhtezcatl is young in gregoian years but He is a very old soul! I wonder what Chiefs live in Him! 😉 He shows that peaceful doesn't mean apathetic!! Total rezpect, Immense Love & Gratitude! Wopila!

  26. Trump just took the website for global warming that Obama posted. Trump think global warming is a joke. All the Republicans don't care about global warming. So I wonder who else is willing to sue then all. The more the merrier it is ur children future


  28. good luck with this generation. earth is flat and so on. what ever you think you can find assurances on the internet so after trump you will be fucked over by liberal leftist nazis

  29. God this kid annoys me… shut the fuck up and be a kid… you dont know shit

  30. kids are amazing. everyone listens to a kid…so encapturing. what about it though makes it encapturing?! like just a child hardly having started his life yet is so learned and motivated to do good?

  31. I guarantee these "climate warriors" are just as wasteful, just as exploitative of natural resources, just as damaging to the Earth as anybody else. It's all fun and trendy to act as though you give a shit about environmentalism, but I rarely see people walk-the-walk. If they really care, why don't they live a lifestyle that does not require extreme use of energy and resources? Why don't they even seem to promote such a thing, rather than simply bitch about it?

    One more thing…environmentalism DOES NOT belong to the Left. Liberalism clings to it as though they have some kind of trademark…when really rural conservatives and White Nationalists (that's right) are often more environmentally conscious than any other political demographic. Like I said, Liberals and 'progressives' love to talk and boast their moral superiority on environmental issues, but they rarely do anything about it.

  32. Awww look at all those items you have that you don't need for survival that were crafted using oil which is a large contributor to global warming. And he's going to sue because he's a justice warrior. How cute…and naive.
    Hey you hippies want to figure out why the climate is changing. LOOK IN THE MIRROR. Did you drive? Do you need that smart phone? Do you need those synthetic articles of clothing? SHUT THE FUCK UP.

  33. I'm happy that people from my generation are being able to get their voice heard, this is truly inspiring !!!

  34. The apathy of the UN representatives is so palpable. Show some respect for our children, and all the ones to come!


  36. You know, I don't think suing the government is going solve climate change. Just a thought

  37. We are seeking #applicants for our 2018 International #EcoHero​ ​Awards! Each year we recognize #environmental initiatives of #youth ages 8-16 with a cash prize of up to $500, a certificate of achievement & public recognition. Apply by Feb. 28: http://bit.ly/EcoHeroApply

  38. Great job Earth Guardians! Thank you for sharing your message and helping to activate the world!

  39. Ctesibius invented free green energy over 2,000 years ago . anyone want to end pollution poverty & war ???

  40. Please realize we could do this more efficiently;

    if your friends, a group of students would use your communities as extended classrooms, focus directing w/all, doing your local `plan, networking local and afar, prioritizing toxic, resolving, while ecologically restoring your enhanced sustainable healthy working communities w/neighbors, as you and all, could resolve much more along this journey!

    Life everywhere is in need of needs getting met and offerings shared, as well one's communities. Time-sensitive attention needs to be acted on mindfully ASAP!

    As all redo one's entire biomes w/agroecological systems which is not just agriculture, it is a social, economic, political movement on top of sequestering carbon and more.

    Collective, prioritize your local and global issues, organizing, researching and prioritizing in a global efficiency, peacefully. As we reach out together and help fuel others!

    Tools of the times are here to perfect! So please be calm and no more fighting, no more wars, no more Nuclear use as waste is yet to be removed as it goes w/the wind across the earth contaminating more…

    It is bad enough that many Indians on reservations have lost their heritage than to have schools and Gov, also be in the fog rather than co_evolve w/all as all go figure. For much now is needed to be done and much vulnerable need also help and can be while all part-time synch and do many things along each building one's path as you each walk it into one's opening!

    We can't get lost in the sewage riding on others wave, as in UN SC not voting for Russia recently to stop US and allies from Military strikes on Syria. Nor did they do it within the International law, telling us how dysfunctional UN has become when it allows US and allies to control 1/3 of Syria/support /create terrorists in Syria, yet continue to use Military aggression. When yet you know how bad climate change has gotten.

    Not to mention most important is the same science students now is studying, is also saying people are not adapting, not prepared and 200 species each day is becoming extinct. And Dr. Guy Mcpherson states change is accelerating much faster and life on earth may be gone w/in months/years if serious actions are not taken.

    Organize, come talk and let Humanity's options fuel yours, let us help!
    Peace, kara j lincoln

  41. Great profile of an amazing activist! We're covering his inspiring #youthvgov story too, check it out on this week's episode of our series This Planet: https://youtu.be/R1qRIxrW9HE

  42. truly heartened! Simply true words spoken out! Facts that are facts – he does not put the attention on himself – in contrary to law makers – it's about our resources and about our respect we should pay for this planet. If we fail – we get the bill and it's not to pay in USD, EUR or GBP it's not a currency – its to be paid in lives. My entire and full respect for Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh! You give me inspiration and passion for contribution and for fighting towards the establishment!

  43. OK Xiuhtezcatl, no smartphones, computers or cars for you. That would be hypocritical.

  44. The left has created a race of morons, that will not work, just leach off of those that do.

  45. Lenin was right the young are useful idiots. Zero complexity of thought, you fools use energy everyday, cell phones in hand, enjoying everything the developed world gave you, yet you do nothing but complain. I hope you all get your wish and get to live in the third world you so desire.

  46. By the look of the comment section seems like people lack some awareness and perhaps a brain. Shout out to all you haters, the kid is doing some extraordinary things!! ❤️

  47. Too legit to quit. 60 minutes just did a story on this same group and its surmounting evidence supporting the claim that the US government has known about our role in causing climate change since the 60's. As Julia Olson, the lawyer who's arguing the case put it, "the facts are facts, and alternative facts are perjury." Check out the story here:


  48. This is a typical example of a brainwashed mind! Show us some proof kid? You have nothing, you don't even have parents to teach you right and wrong! Our World revolves around Fossil Fuels, get used to it, we have no other option! Global Warming/Climate change is a natural cycle of the earth, like it or not. Anyone who got brainwashed by a scam created to extort money from people to make the rich richer! Where do you think all this Carbon Tax money is going? It is going into general revenue for corrupt Government to use at their disposal for more corruption. Also, Governments pay scientists to create fake documents to support this Global UN Scam! Grow a brain and wake up, you people are really the enemy, supporting Global Scams! Think about it…..You can't prove anything, and don't have a solution or any answers, so quit while you still have time to learn something!

  49. How dare you guys pollute! Give me a million now and we can put this behind us!
    If you have been assaulted and your first priority is to sue, you are not that hurt. A real hurt person would do revenge or nothing

  50. Here here. We need to fix the environment before it turns into Waterworld or Day After Tomorrow.

  51. Yeah lets save the planet by gathering like idiots and burning dumpsters and leaving our signs about saving the planet all over the streets… fucking morons.

  52. Whats their plan to stop Co2 from VOLCANOES??? Natural events spit out much more Co2 than humans ever could….

  53. Seeing the younger generation come together taking action gives so much hope for all of your future lives. There needs to be more ppl of all ages made aware of this. So proud of you all, God bless*

  54. leftist hippy bullshit … unsubbing. 30 years ago ice age was comming, and now i have to hear this communist leftist climate change bullshit. what proof is there humans have such big influence ?? look at the stats since 1700 and tell me that climate change shit aint a retarded hoax. Wonder why they keep pushin it tho

  55. Fuck man. This is such bullshit. Rights? The planet doesn’t give a fuck about your pussy ass rights bitch. When it’s time for the planet to reset itself the critters crawling on its face aren’t gonna be able to even suggest otherwise.

  56. Oh heck no. I don’t want to be apart of this generation. I was born in 06 and I really hate the pro climate generation. I am a red blooded car enthusiast and I hate green peaceful people

  57. MAKE THESE LAZY TRUANTS PLANT TREES – this will be more useful than protesting and exhaling CO2 in vain.

  58. MAKE THESE LAZY TRUANTS PLANT TREES – this will be more useful than protesting and exhaling CO2 in vain.

  59. I live in Colorado much love to this young man he at least has the balls to do what right . While other don’t do shit

  60. Violation of my constitutional right? LOLLLL how dumb are you??? You need to take a lawclass

  61. ok seems real ,,im old nut seems you can get in trouble ,, ok i hope we win lol ,,j ;the church has to go then death comes from man

  62. We have a future savior to climate change and people who want to have a major effect on the world and then we also have people who are afraid their feelings are going to get hurt instead of being useful to society.

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