And youth activists around the country have buried 50-year time capsules containing their hopes and fears for the planet’s future, after President Trump moved to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord. Members of the Climate Legacy Time Capsule Project say they’re working to kick out politicians at all levels of government who are putting fossil fuel billionaires ahead of future generations. In New York City, dozens of youth placed handwritten letters and artwork in a metal cylinder and buried it Washington Square Park. This is 16-year-old activist Shaza Hussein.
Shaza Hussein: “For the next 50 years, I hope to see that elected officials are changing the tide and we’re shifting towards protecting the earth and making sure that we do things like protecting Native American communities and measuring the cultural impacts, moving towards renewable energy, just moving toward clean energy and formulating a better future, and a future worth leaving for future generations.”