Since the late 1970s, the United States has warmed at a faster rate than the rest of the globe. From heat waves and coastal flooding in the northeast, to drought and wildfires in the southwest. But there is hope. Young scientists and students are embracing efforts to reverse - or at least mitigate - the worst effects of climate change. There is a $50 billion plan to restore Louisiana's coastline. Work is also underway to protect tens of thousands of acres of land from forest fires and to restore Florida's endangered coral reefs.
CGTN America Correspondent Sean Callebs talks with students who are bringing awareness to the issue of climate change on university campuses, from young scientists in the Rocky Mountains trying to protect the forests from devastating fires to a group of young marine biologists tackling the monumental effort to restore the coral reef off Florida's coast.