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How Not To Scare The Kids With Climate Change

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Between COVID-19, police protests, and the economy, there are plenty of reasons for anxiety in the world at the moment.

Notice we skipped climate change in that list of concerns. It's still there, lurking in the background, threatening to ultimately dwarf all other concerns. It's a lot to take in for adults, even bigger for kids.

So Harriet Shugarman, who heads the organization ClimateMama, offers ways to communicate the concerns to children. Her book is How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change.

We explore the ways to discuss climate change with kids, and to encourage them to stay hopeful and take action on global warming.

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