Petition: Climate Change should be included in the Curriculum of U.S. Schools
Climate change threatens the future of our planet and our survival. Many animal species are already being driven to extinction. The effects of climate change are disastrous. Hurricanes have already begun to and will continue to get stronger, and droughts, heat waves, and wildfires occur more frequently. It doesn’t end there. There are more devastating effects that we’ll continue to see if climate change continues at its current rate.
As young activists, such as Greta Thunberg are trying to warn everyone, younger generations will be the ones most affected by climate change. Older generations have caused the most damage and are leaving the younger generations a dying and suffering planet.
Despite the suffering animals, the melting Arctic ice caps, the increase in wildfires, and all the other evidence, the United States is the leading developed country when it comes to climate change denial. The Trump administration even withdrew us from the Paris Climate Agreement. But climate change is practically undeniable. All the evidence points to it being real. As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says: “Scientific evidence for warming of the climate system is unequivocal.”
With this much denial, it’s clear we need more education on the matter. Recently, Italy added climate change to the curriculum in schools. The United States should do the same! Advanced industrialized nations, including the United States, are responsible for most greenhouse gas emissions since the Industrial Revolution.
Sign this petition to urge the United States to make climate change and sustainability a part of the curriculum in schools!