Hopefully local teen environmental activist groups like Miami Waterkeepers, GenCLEO, and Miami Sea Rise will save the day-- if there is a day to save by the time they get the attention of the "adults" in charge.
That said, if any one of these teens is going to come through for the planet, it's 17-year-old high school senior Delaney Reynolds, the founder of Miami Sea Rise. She's only a couple of years younger than me but has a head and spirit much older and positive than me then or now. Heck, this girl has already spoken to the UN General Assembly and given TED Talks on this subject. At her age I was running away from my dad with Nokosee through a burning Everglades. And getting pregnant. If you want to know if I'd do things differently had I known what was coming down the pike, I hate to say it, but I wouldn't-- only because of our baby girl Haalie. It makes me sick to think about all of the killing that followed the moment I met Nokosee, but if it meant that was the only way Haalie could be born-- through fire an war-- I'd do it all over again. And feel guilty as hell about it for the rest of my days.