Can Kids Sue the Government Over Climate Change?

Close Read Passage, 590 words, Pro/Con (nonfiction), Cause and Effect, Level Z2 (Grade 6), Lexile 1030L

In 2015, a group of twenty-one young people ages eight through nineteen came together to bring a lawsuit against the U.S. government. The lawsuit states that the government has known about damage from carbon dioxide emissions for fifty years but has paid no attention to expertsí warnings. This passage discusses the arguments from both sides.

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