Kids can make sceptical parents change their minds on climate change

Girl holding poster that says "If you won't act like adults, we will"
The kids are alright

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Schoolchildren around the world are going on strike to try to spur action on climate change. But what they do at school could also be really important.

A study in North Carolina has shown that giving children hands-on lessons on climate change and getting them to talk to their parents about it can convince parents who were previously unconcerned that global warming really is a threat. Most strikingly, the biggest effect was on parents who described themselves as conservative. They flipped from being unconcerned on average …

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2201653-kids-can-make-sceptical-parents-change-their-minds-on-climate-change/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=home

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