NCSE's Ann Reid in Education Week

09.12.2018

Ann ReidIn a column (September 11, 2018) for Education Week, NCSE's executive director Ann Reid warned of the obstacles to effective climate change education — campaigns to promote doubt and denial, inadequate preparation provided for teachers, and the ideological polarization of public opinion.

But she also cited three facts that "offer hope for the future": the documented interest of science teachers in learning about climate science, the abundance of evidence enabling climate change to be taught in any middle or high school science class, and the affirmation of climate change by people with different religious and political views.

Reid concluded, "if we work together to help teachers learn and confidently teach the science, the next generation not only will be fully informed, but also will have gained the experience of scientific thinking and problem-solving that will help them meet the challenges they will face in a warming world."