"In legislation to support climate change education, symbolism is not enough"

Writing on the National Science Teaching Association's blog (March 19, 2020), NCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch took notice of the spate of legislation intended to support climate change education — "No fewer than fifteen measures ... in the statehouses of ten states so far in 2020." He praised in particular two pairs of bills, in New York and Washington, that would "directly improve the quality of climate change education by funding programs to increase the scientific knowledge and pedagogical know-how of teachers." Branch ended with the thought that legislators increasingly "will be judged by their success or failure in equipping today's children to flourish in tomorrow's warming world."

Glenn Branch
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Glenn Branch is Deputy Director of NCSE.

branch@ncse.ngo
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