A conference this weekend in St. Paul aims to educate Minnesotans on the local impact of climate change.
The non-partisan group Citizens Climate Lobby, a national non-profit organization that organized the event, supports a carbon fee that would tax imports of carbon-dioxide producing fossil fuels like coal and oil.
The group aims to show how climate change threatens health, agriculture, urban centers, ecology and recreation. It asks Minnesotans to begin a political discussion with legislators around climate change.
"I think this is the biggest issue of my generation. This is my future, and this is about the planet that we're all going to live on. It's going to impact every single person for generations and generations to come," said spokeswoman Akilah Sanders-Reed.
The conference continues through Sunday, and features speakers including meteoroligists, entrepreneurs, and lobbyists.