CalMatters: Climate change took them to ‘dark places.’ Now these Californians are doing something about it

“It’s clear young people are focused on climate change and for good reason. A lot of past policies, actions, and inactions have created a situation that has folks very worried about the future, and I share that worry,” said state Sen. Ben Allen, the Redondo Beach Democrat who sponsored the 2021 budget item that funded the school program. “I hope that elected officials, industry leaders, and others in positions of power listen to what they’re asking for and respond with the urgency it demands."