Kids in Florida, says one climate activist, are \u0022rocking it again.\u0022That\u0026#039;s because a group of eight young Floridians just filed suit (pdf) against the Republican-controlled state, arguing that it has—as a result of propping up a fossil fuel-based energy system—violated their constitutional rights.\u0022The reason that I\u0026#039;m a part of this lawsuit is because I believe that the climate change crisis is the biggest threat that my generation will ever have to face,\u0022 says 18-year-old plaintiff and climate activist Delaney Reynolds. \u0022Right now we live in what I like to call the state of denial because the state of Florida is doing nothing to address climate change, but everything to cause it. That is completely immoral.\u0022\u0022If we ever want to have a future of living here in Florida, if my children ever want to live here in Florida,\u0022 she adds, \u0022we need to start working together to implement solutions for climate change or the state of Florida won\u0026#039;t exist.\u0022In addition to the state, the new suit, Reynolds v. State of Florida, names as defendants Gov. Rick Scott and a number of state agencies including the Department of Environmental Protection. These entities, the suit charges, have exercised \u0022deliberate indifference to [plaintiffs\u0026#039;] fundamental rights to a stable climate system in violation of Florida common law and the Florida Constitution.\u0022 The lawsuit says these state officials and agenciesare collectively responsible for authorizing, promoting, and permitting fossil fuel production, consumption, transportation, and combustion in the State of Florida, as well as deforestation and soil degradation, and thus allowing CO2 and GHG pollution to rise to dangerous levels and cause substantial harm to plaintiffs. Defendants also have failed to use their authority take the requisite available steps to protect Florida\u0026#039;s essential natural resources, including the air and its waters, from dangerous levels of CO2 and GHG pollution. The affirmative aggregate acts and omissions of defendants, jointly and severally, have violated, and continue to violate plaintiffs\u0026#039; inalienable rights protected by the Florida Constitution and by the common lawBecause the state has not only \u0022not responded reasonably to this urgent crisis\u0022 but has \u0022affirmatively acted to exacerbate the climate crisis,\u0022 the suit is asking for the court to acknowledge the reality of climate change and the state energy system\u0026#039;s impacts on plaintiffs\u0026#039; right to stable climate sytem, and for the court to order the defendants to enact a \u0022climate recovery plan\u0022 that slashes emissions and phases out fossil fuel dependence.The legal effort is being supported by the non-profit Our Children\u0026#039;s Trust, which is also behind the landmark Juliana v. United States climate suit as well as a number of similar state-level legal actions underway.The new lawsuit lays out the impacts of climate change the youth are already experiencing; Reynolds for one, from her homes in Miami and in the Keys, has noticed rising seas increased, an uptick in flooding, increased coral bleaching, and damage from Hurricane Irma.Another plaintiff is Valholly Frank, a member of the Seminole Tribe. The suit states: \u0022Her tribal heritage is closely linked to nature and many in her tribal community believe that if the land dies, so will the tribe.\u0022\u0022Our politicians can\u0026#039;t drive us forward into an unstable and unsafe future. I\u0026#039;m suing because I want to live out my best life possible,\u0022 the 15-year-old says.\u0022I want every kid to be able to grow up and watch their kids grow up on the beautiful planet we live on,\u0022 she adds.The suit was filed Monday in the circuit court in Leon County.