Miami Beach declares a climate emergency. Youth activists want other cities to do it too.
Miami City’s Skyline, Through the Reflex System of a Camera. Photo courtesy of: ©Marc Martinez
Miami Beach is one of more than 1,100 jurisdictions in 20 counties that have declared a climate emergency, including New York City, the United Kingdom, and even Pope Francis.
The long-simmering conversation about a climate emergency exploded in 2018 after an October United Nations report said that humanity needed to halve carbon emissions by 2030 to avoid even more dramatic changes by the end of the century, including droughts, famines and mass die-offs of coral reefs…