Why Climate Change Is an Education Issue


Filipinos burn woods at a makeshift charcoal factory in Taguig city, south of Manila, Philippines, 24 May 2016. According to a new report from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) for Asia and the Pacific region, it is still the world's most disaster prone region, with about 41 per cent of all natural disasters in the last 20 years occurring here.

Why Climate Change Is an Education Issue

NEW YORK – Climate change affects us all, but we still are not acting as quickly as we should to address its causes, mitigate the damage, and adapt to its effects. Many people don’t understand the risks climate change poses to global economic and social structures. And, sadly, many who do understand are dismissive of the far-reaching benefits a global shift to sustainability and clean energy would bring about.

According to a recent Pew study, seven out of ten Americans classified as political...

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