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How to talk to your kids about climate change

Six tips from NPR, including a script:

“Humans are burning lots and lots of fossil fuels for energy, in planes, in cars, to light our houses, and that’s putting greenhouse gases into the air. Those gases wrap around the planet like a blanket and make everything hotter.

A hotter planet means bigger storms, it melts ice at the poles so oceans will rise, it makes it harder for animals to find places to live.

And it’s a really, really big problem, and there are a lot of smart people working hard on it, and there’s also lots that we can do as a family to help.”

Via Kottke.

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It’s intergenerational justice

The youth-led climate movement will not be ignored write Jay Inslee, Varshini Prakash:

Last month’s strikes felt both exhilarating and heartbreaking. It’s deeply saddening that children must fight tooth and nail to force elected leaders to care about their future. But the strikes also showcased all the progress we’ve made in just a few short years, and a glimpse of what’s possible if this movement continues gaining momentum. Insiders in Washington, DC, may not know it yet, but this young American generation’s leaders know that we face an urgent climate crisis and that addressing it is a matter of life and death. They’re acting like it—it’s time that the rest of us did too.

Climate justice is a matter of intergenerational justice.

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8 1/2 minutes on saving our planet

David Attenborough is a man with a plan

David Attenborough has a plan in four parts on how to save our planet. These 8 1/2 minutes are well spent.

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Climate change needs to be in the curriculum, climate justice needs to be on the agenda

NPR has eight suggestions on how to educate children about climate change and its effects in the classroom. They range from lab projects, to using films and novels. This topic definitely needs to be on the curriculum. At the same time, it seems to me that young activists are taking the lead in informing adults about the impact of climate change and in issuing the call for climate justice. We also have a lot to learn from Greta and her likes. (Via Kottke)