18-year old climate activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez on the reason for federal climate lawsuit: "Our constitutional rights to life, liberty and property are being violated because of our government's inability to act" on climate change.
Claim: "When the climate science is brought into the courtroom it will result in the judge finding that the government is committing constitutional violations,” a lawyer said.
One little girl draws a nightmarish picture of people calling for rescue as they drown in rising water. Another sketches a huge snake with sharp teeth to show the power and danger of flooding....
These disturbing images are the work of children at a primary school in Can Tho province, a region of Vietnam that is regularly swamped. At a primary school, which was itself flooded three years ago, she asked the pupils to close their eyes and think about flooding and then to describe what was on their minds. Loi, a 10-year-old, leapt to his feet and came out with a shocking image - "people on their houses screaming for help". His classmate, To Nhu, used crayons to depict a small girl drifting on her own in a boat towards what looked like a whirlpool or tornado. "I think the flood is so scary," she told me, "and I hope that we will not be swept away in the flood season."