Tag Archives: Climate change

This is Australia’s most important report on the environment’s deteriorating health. We present its grim findings

This is Australia’s most important report on the environment’s deteriorating health. We present its grim findings

Climate change is exacerbating pressures on every Australian ecosystem and Australia now has more foreign plant species than native, according to the highly anticipated State of the Environment Report released today. The report also found the number of listed threatened species rose 8% since 2016 and more extinctions are expected in the next decades. The […] … learn more→

How do we teach young people about climate change? We can start with this comic

How do we teach young people about climate change? We can start with this comic

We know young people are “angry, frustrated and scared” about climate change. And they want to do more to stop it. However, the school system is not set up to help them address their concerns and learn the information they seek. There are no explicit mentions of climate change in the Australian primary school curriculum […] … learn more→

How well does the new Australian Curriculum prepare young people for climate change?

How well does the new Australian Curriculum prepare young people for climate change?

You’d be forgiven for not having heard about the long-awaited new Australian Curriculum, which was released with little fanfare in the midst of the election campaign. But this update to the national curriculum (9.0), for foundation to year 12 students, is hugely significant. It will guide the education of young Australians for the next six years, […] … learn more→

How early childhood education is responding to climate change

How early childhood education is responding to climate change

To the untrained eye, the small community garden on Coast and Straits Salish territory — on what passersby commonly know as the University of Victoria campus — might look unruly. Bursting with dandelions, lamb’s ear and grasses, it’s difficult to tell where the garden starts and where it ends. Wondering where those boundaries begin and end has […] … learn more→

Climate change triggering global collapse in insect numbers: stressed farmland shows 63% decline – new research

Climate change triggering global collapse in insect numbers: stressed farmland shows 63% decline – new research

Speed read The world may be facing a devastating “hidden” collapse in insect species due to the twin threats of climate change and habitat loss. UCL’s Centre for Biodiversity & Environment Research has carried out one of the largest-ever assessments of insect declines around the world – assessing three-quarters of a million samples from around 6,000 sites. […] … learn more→

6 ways to build resilience and hope into young people’s learning about climate change

6 ways to build resilience and hope into young people’s learning about climate change

As they become more exposed to the grim realities of climate change, today’s teens and people in their 20s — an entire generation — are experiencing increased anxiety, grief, fear or guilt about the planet’s future as well as their own. For teachers of environmental studies, softening the scientific evidence about what lies ahead — in terms […] … learn more→

Children deserve answers to their questions about climate change. Here’s how universities can help

Children deserve answers to their questions about climate change. Here’s how universities can help

Our children are growing up in a volatile climate. It’s already damaging their health, wealth and well-being. Universities can be leaders in helping young people gain the knowledge they need to navigate this uncertain future. Curious Climate Schools, a project that connects young people directly with experts who can answer their climate questions, is a model for just this kind […] … learn more→

Our climate projections for 2500 show an Earth that is alien to humans

Our climate projections for 2500 show an Earth that is alien to humans

There are many reports based on scientific research that talk about the long-term impacts of climate change — such as rising levels of greenhouse gases, temperatures and sea levels — by the year 2100. The Paris Agreement, for example, requires us to limit warming to under 2.0 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by the end of […] … learn more→

Why College students should learn about climate change as a condition for graduation

Why College students should learn about climate change as a condition for graduation

The climate change is, largely due to human activity. It is urgent to take responsibility for our actions and profoundly modify habits of life and consumption. This change can only be made, as the Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition warns , in a global, concerted manner and in a multilateral framework in which public administrations and civil society have to […] … learn more→