Why Studying and Teaching About Climate is Important
Statistics regarding climate can vary based on where you get your information. Contradictory content can confuse students and make their decisions more difficult. By teaching them accurate and insightful information, students can make informed decisions about lessening the impact of climate on our environment.
Teaching About Climate
You will never solve problems if you ignore them or don’t understand them enough to take action. You must teach your students that small steps in the proper direction matter. We can collectively contribute to a healthier and sustainable future if we all play our part.
High temperatures are sweeping the country and breaking records left and right. Understanding why the temperatures are so high can equip students with the knowledge of their role in their environment. Once they understand how they can be more sustainable, they can reach further into their communities to see how they are contributing to a more sustainable environment as well.
The policies and procedures set forth by local standards are essential in building a community of sustainable efforts. Enforcing a curriculum about climate change can cause students to open their minds to the possibility of assisting in these efforts and engaging in social science.
Education can bring awareness to climate change, thus increasing the likelihood of students changing their attitudes and behaviors to reduce their carbon footprint. Ensure your kids understand how important it is to appreciate nature, so they’ll want to protect the environment in which they live.
Studying About Climate
Studying climate change is essential to understanding its impact on our environment and knowing what steps we can take to help combat the issue. The magnitude of the Earth’s climate change significantly affects how our planets function.
With proper understanding, we can understand how climate change affects us, why temperatures are rising so rapidly and how we can help. Increasing temperatures are causing a significant loss of sea ice affecting coastal ecosystems.
Heat waves are happening much more frequently and are expected to keep growing. Without the help of the human race, climate change will cause more natural disasters and damage our ecosystems. We are already experiencing food shortages and rising pollution throughout the U.S. due to changing climates. As climate change continues, there is an increased chance of severe damage to the marine ecosystem, harming species living in the ocean and diminishing food supply throughout coastal regions.
The impacts of climate change do not discriminate. It will begin wounding those with fewer resources first, but the effects will eventually harm everyone inhabiting the Earth.
Be the Change
To minimize the effects of climate change, we must work diligently to reduce our carbon footprint. We must take immediate action to reduce carbon emissions and lower our dependence on fossil fuels.
Climate change has become an emergency for our planet. It affects every living being and unites us as the human race. Citizens across the globe are making amendments to their habits to avoid an environmental disaster 83% of inhabitants believe is coming, if we don’t make necessary changes.
Although people are aware of changes they should make to minimize their impact on the environment, and quit abusing our planet, few are making necessary changes. To help our world thrive, and lessen the impact of climate change, you should start taking action by taking small steps like limiting your travel to reduce carbon emissions.
Walk more. Use recyclable and reusable items. Throw away less food and compost more. Change your home’s energy source, if you can afford it, so as to lessen the electricity you use. Run your dishwasher and washing machine in the morning and late evening to reduce energy consumption.
Quit buying so many plastic water bottles and invest in a purifier. These small steps, when added together, can make a significant difference in a more sustainable and healthier environment. Your actions can help lessen the chance of environmental catastrophe.
Teaching and studying climate change brings more awareness to the impacts on the human race and our environment. If we can understand the magnitude of climate as a collective, perhaps we can be more open to a brighter future. Then we, as a whole, can start making changes geared to better serve our planet.
Author bio: Jane works as an environmental and energy writer. She is also the editor-in-chief of Environment.co. To read more posts from Jane, sign up for BioFriendly Planet’s newsletter!