Nothing is better as an introduction to this movement of (very) young people against climate change and environmental issues than the testimonial of the founder of iMatter, Alec Loorz, that follows: “MY STORY. I’ve spent my entire teenaged life as a climate change activist, teaching my peers about the natural imbalances caused by our burning of fossil fuels, and calling for a youth movement to call out and solve these problems. I feel scared about the thought of growing up in a world where hurricanes as big as Katrina are normal; floods, droughts, and wildfires ravage homes and communities; ice melt is causing the sea level to rise and displace millions of people, and species I’ve come to know are going extinct. My generation is dealing with the disastrous consequences of fossil fuel use. I know this personally. I grew up in a smoggy area of Los Angeles and because of that I now have very bad asthma like many of my peers. I almost feel betrayed by the ruling generation and those in power, for caring more about money and power than my health and survival, and the health and survival of my entire generation. Our atmosphere is not simply a garbage can to hold the waste of the fossil fuel industry. It is a very delicate system. My name is Alec, I am 17 years old, and I matter. ” Website: http://www.imatteryouth.org/ What makes people happy?