In the world of education, and maybe the world full stop, there's nothing more important than teaching young people the science of climate change. They need this information as surely as they need reading, writing, and arithmetic.
Without detailed knowledge of the climate and extinction crises, moving forward, they'll lack essential tools for civic engagement, for advocating for policies that could make enormous differences to their quality of life, and for being able to make the best choices for themselves and even their own children. We owe it to future generations to make sure our kids understand the realities of our changing climate so that they can fully participate in their own future.
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