A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (91 scientists from 40 countries assembled by the United Nations) alarmingly forecasts the grim effects of climate change within this lifetime. Food shortages, drought, poverty, wildfires, other natural disasters and more projected for our planet will be far worse than we experience today. The experts say limiting catastrophic events require an overhaul of the world economy and reversal of gashouse emissions in just a few years.
Growing up with that reality is a call to action for today’s youth. Expose kids to climate change issues, prompt critical thinking and meaningful conversations by encouraging them to read fiction with climate themes.
Children need to learn the truth about their future. Expand their knowledge with reading!
Davenport, C. (2018, October 7). Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040. New York Times.
Special thanks to Natalie Mallett, Teen Services Librarian, Civic Center, for partnering with me on this post!