This series was supported by the Pulitzer Center 

The Climate Generation

Born into crisis, building solutions

Click on the map points to hear some of the voices of the Climate Generation


Grace Gibson-Snyder, 19, of Missoula, Montana, was one of 16 youths who won a landmark climate case against the state of Montana. Tired of the focus on youth activism, she says grown-ups should be working to fix the problem.


Naomi Cambridge, 21, of Bridgetown, Barbados, recognizes that small island states are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. She volunteered in local schools to teach children about climate science, hoping to build a generation of solution-makers.

Hear from Joshua Forte Hear from Naomi Cambridge

Joshua Forte, 29, of Bridgetown, Barbados, has won a number of young climate innovator awards for his entrepreneurship, but he sees financing as a huge obstacle.


Bri Fain, 22, of Fullerton, California, volunteers with AmeriCorps doing field science for the U.S. Forest Service and Trout Unlimited in Montana. Even if some of her family members don’t believe what they call “climate rhetoric,” she sees global warming as an existential threat.


Hunter Lyall, 19, of Taloyoak, Nunavut, caught his first beluga whale last summer. As a young Indigenous Guardian, he helps conserve this part of Arctic Canada with high tech knowledge and Inuit traditions.

Hear from Tad Tulurialik Hear from Hunter Lyall

Tad Tulurialik, 24, of Taloyoak, Nunavut, forges a career as an Indigenous Guardian in the northernmost town on North America’s mainland. His conservation work is a win for Inuit culture and Canada as it aims to counter Arctic warming.


Raquel Silva, 33, of Mangualde, Portugal, sees the impacts of climate change firsthand on her farm, from heat waves to drought. But she also believes her way of regenerative farming builds resilience to climate change for people and the land.


Daphne Hübsch, 18, of Frankfurt, Germany, joined the global protest movement Fridays for Future partly because, as a resident of the Global North, she feels responsibility to the Global South for the effects of her way of life.


Atlas Sarrafoğlu, 16, of Istanbul, Turkey, saw Swedish youth activist Greta Thunberg strike for the climate and decided at the age of 11, that he wanted to be Turkey’s climate activist, even though he admits he didn’t know how.


Deon Shekuza, 33, of Windhoek, Namibia, was born in 1990, the year his country won independence, and he sees a similar change moment today. A warming planet is a crisis, but he understands it as an opportunity to fix the legacies of colonialism.


Reinhold Mangundu, 27, of Maltahöhe, Namibia, works with "Rural Revive" — a project that seeks to revitalize desert community life. He is also writing a book called the "Conundrum of Development."


Farzana Faruk Jhumu, 24, of Dhaka, Bangladesh, says every Bangladeshi knows what climate change is – because they live it daily – but she fights to dig deeper into the effect the crisis has on children’s rights.

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Indigenous Guardians protect their culture of cold in a heating world

Covering the Climate Generation, its inventiveness and drive

The Christian Science Monitor produced this live panel discussion about its recent series on climate ideas from a generation born since 1989 – “the climate generation.”