Zero Hour’s youth advocates urge policy makers to act before time is up

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After three devastating hurricanes (Harvey, Irma, and Maria) flooded homes and destroyed roads in countries around the Caribbean Sea in the summer of 2017, 14-year-old Jamie Margolin knew she had to take action As a resident of Seattle, Margolin was thousands of miles away from the storms, physically speaking, but she knew that humanity was only generations away from this type of weather becoming just as common as a cloudy day. Margolin then wrote and published an essay that argued for an end to the status quo of inaction in Teen Ink’s monthly magazine. The article attracted the attention of a few similarly-minded teens who, along with others that Margolin met at a Princeton University summer program, joined together to create Zero Hour.