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America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast

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A changing climate presents humanity with only one option: adapt. Join your host, Doug Parsons for America's leading podcast on climate change - America Adapts! Each episode, Doug sits down with scientists, activists, policymakers, and journalists to discuss the tough questions facing this country a… read more

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K-12 Climate Action: The Role of Schools for Climate Awareness with Laura Schifter

In episode 122 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Laura Schifter to discuss K12-Climate Action, an initiative to seeks to “unlock the power of the education sector to be a force for climate action.”  Laura is a Senior Fellow  in the Energy and Environment program at the Aspen Institute and she’s a lecturer of Education at Harvard University’s Graduate school of Education. Doug and Laura discuss the current state of climate education and how this initiative will engage with education stakeholders to ensure students have access to climate change curricula. Adaptation is also a focus of these climate education efforts!

Topics covered:

  • What is the K-12 Climate Action Initiative?
  • How educating our children in schools is a key strategy for climate action.
  • Incorporating resilience and adaptation planning into school standards and curricula
  • How you can get involved with the K-12 Climate Action during their virtual listening tours.
  • Discussion of existing climate standards and education and the large disparity between states.
  • Why climate education now is important for future jobs.
  • How to avoid this initiative from becoming a politicized.

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