Listen to Episode 4 of Reported, the Santa Fe Reporter's new podcast!

Hundreds of youth got permission to leave school Friday, Sept. 20, for Santa Fe's Climate Strike, an event organized by Santa Fe youth advocacy group Youth United For Climate Action.

Staff journalist Leah Cantor joined the youth in the street to ask the basic questions of our time: why were they there? What are they afraid of? How has climate change already affected their lives?

New Mexico is ground zero for climate change—a shortage of water and an abundance of fossil fuels. How will the government and the people of New Mexico look to the future?

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