Monday, 9 March 2020

Climate science: child`s play?

Like the story of the Pied Piper, another group of children are being lulled into a state of passivity and led away


If true, this is a shocking statistic, and some adults have much to answer for.

"One in five children are having nightmares about climate change, according to a new survey. Some 19% said fears over the environment were giving them bad dreams, while 17% said the issue was affecting their sleeping and eating habits. And 73% were worried about the state of the planet right now, with 58% concerned about the impact climate change would have on their futures. Four out of five youngsters said the environment was important to them. The poll by Savanta-ComRes for BBC Newsround of 2,000 children aged eight to 16 also found that two in five do not trust adults to tackle the problem."

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As it is, although the simple story being presented to children is one that is settled and alarming, the science suggests climate is a complex phenomenon and there is no such certainty.

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