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Climate change in classrooms helps students tackle 'grand challenge we face'

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Kaitlyn Serrao

There is a bill in New York advocating for required curriculum on climate change in classrooms. Other states, like neighboring New Jersey, already have a climate change curriculum mandate.

Michael Hoffmann

Professor emeritus in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Michael Hoffmann, an emeritus professor at Cornell, says curriculum related to climate change is needed in classrooms.

"It is vital that climate change be incorporated into our schools' curriculum. Today’s youth will grow up in a changing world and they need to appreciate how climate change will affect them and society, and how they affect the climate. With a solid grounding in climate change, they will be able to make decisions based on facts/science about how they can help tackle the grand challenge we face. Most importantly, they will be given a sense of hope since action is the antidote to despair."

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