Human civilisation has been thriving for thousands of years within a narrow envelope of a stable climate. However, the extreme weather we are beginning to face exacerbates the already severe threats to our ability to survive and thrive.
Just as earthquake planning is acculturated in certain countries, so too climate education needs to be acculturated, especially in this region, which is disproportionately affected by climate change. The analogy would be putting your child on a boat for the rest of its life without teaching it to swim or fish.
So, a statement that resonates with us is this: “I care about climate change because I care about the person next to me. We will not be able to ‘buy’ well-being during the climate crisis.”
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