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Laura Faye Tenenbaum is a science communicator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and teaches oceanography at Glendale Community College.

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The next generation
Their planet, their future
October 21, 2010
posted by Dr. Amber Jenkins
17:00 PDT

Generation Y. Born between about the mid-1970s and early 2000s, they're tech-savvy, don't think a job is forever, and are accustomed to a faster pace of life than previous generations. They're witnessing a time of great change — demographically, economically and environmentally, and are the first generation to wake up to the reality of climate change. Gen Y is, like it or not, going to have to deal with climate change and its ramifications in the decades ahead.

But are they ready for this? How much do they really know about climate change? And how much do they care? Our student intern Holly Shaftel talked to some of her peers to find out more.

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