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Labour is right: it's crucial that children are taught about climate breakdown in school | Lola Okolosie

24.05.2019
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Today I am climate striking with my pupils. This policy puts the greatest threat to their future at the heart of their learningIt's no longer possible to deny or ignore: we are in a climate crisis. The truth of the emergency announces itself regularly in our papers, on our phones, tablets and TVs. A headline about the world's leading scientists declares millions will suffer drought, floods and be plunged into deeper poverty if carbon emissions aren't halved by 2030 and global heating remains within 1.5C. Another reports that climate breakdown will likely increase the destructive power of storms like Cyclone Idai, which devastated Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe earlier this year - 2 million people were affected by what, according to the UN, may be the southern hemisphere's worst weather-related disaster. And yet another reveals the destruction of coral reefs while calculating that 1 million species already face extinction. The silver lining, however tarnished, is that now we can do away with the noxious denial that has brought us to the edge of this precipice. Related: Labour pledges to put climate emergency on school curriculum Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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