It’s Not Easy Being Green: Earth Day Quiz 2019

Students march to Market Street during a protest against climate change Friday, March 15, 2019, in San Francisco. From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, students are skipping classes to protest what they see as the failures of their governments to take tough action against global warming. The ‘school strikes’ on Friday were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and are taking place in over 100 countries.
Students march to Market Street during a protest against climate change Friday, March 15, 2019, in San Francisco. From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, students are skipping classes to protest what they see as the failures of their governments to take tough action against global warming. The 'school strikes' on Friday were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and are taking place in over 100 countries. Ben Margot / AP Photo
Students march to Market Street during a protest against climate change Friday, March 15, 2019, in San Francisco. From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, students are skipping classes to protest what they see as the failures of their governments to take tough action against global warming. The ‘school strikes’ on Friday were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and are taking place in over 100 countries.
Students march to Market Street during a protest against climate change Friday, March 15, 2019, in San Francisco. From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, students are skipping classes to protest what they see as the failures of their governments to take tough action against global warming. The 'school strikes' on Friday were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and are taking place in over 100 countries. Ben Margot / AP Photo

It’s Not Easy Being Green: Earth Day Quiz 2019

It’s not easy being green. Kermit’s words ring perhaps truer than ever this Earth Day as sea levels rise, mass extinctions take hold and politicians regularly turn a blind eye. Worldview is back with our annual Earth Day quiz to find out just how much listeners know about the threats to our environment — and to have a little fun, of course. Listeners call in to answer questions about the Great Lakes, the Trump administration, environmental justice movements and more. Helping us out and quizzing our callers are a few expert guests. Kim Wasserman is executive director of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization. Howard Learner is president and executive director of the Environmental Law & Policy Center. Joe Phillips is from Extinction Rebellion Chicago. And a huge thank you to listeners who submitted questions at wbez.org/worldview!