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The one sure way to convince a climate denier

By Zoe Sayler May 23, 2019 Back in 2007, South Carolina Congressman Bob Inglis rebelled against the Republican party and his conservative state: He told the world that climate change was real, that it was caused by humans, and that his party would “get hammered” if they didn’t step up and do something about it. […]

Julie’s Climate Story; as heard on Climate Cast

By Paul Huttner May 23, 2019 Hear a climate story from Julie Marckel of the Science Museum of Minnesota and a 2019 Talk Climate Institute attendee. https://media.climategen.org/20190523-mpr-climatecast-julie-marckel-climate-story-20190523_cc_20190523_64.mp3 Full broadcast: Climate change risk showing up in real estate Rising seas higher storm surges, and unprecedented flooding adds up to more risk for trillions of dollars of […]

Amber’s Climate Story; as heard on Climate Cast

Hear a second Climate Story from our 2019 Talk Climate Institute attendee Amber Brooks of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. https://media.climategen.org/20190516-mpr-climatecast-Amber-Brooks-climate-story-20190516_cc_20190516_64.mp3 Full broadcast: What we don’t know about polar ice melt The rate of polar ice melt is a critical wild card in projecting sea level rise and climate change impacts. Laurence Padman, who specializes in […]

Youth spark community conversations on climate change

By Elizabeth Callen May 9, 2019 Annica Stiles thinks a lot about climate change. The Forest Lake junior is an active member of her school’s environment club and plans to declare a major in environmental humanities when she gets to college next fall. Climate change, she said, is the defining issue of her generation, and […]

Joel’s Climate Story; as heard on Climate Cast

Hear a climate story from Joel Light, University of Northwestern St. Paul biology professor and 2019 Talk Climate Institute participant. https://media.climategen.org/20190509-mpr-climate-cast-joel-climate-story-20190509_cc_20190509_64.mp3 Full broadcast: Fish on the move under climate change A new study in the journal Nature finds fish are on the move because of climate change. But which species can adapt, and which will […]

Zaria’s Climate Story; as heard on Climate Cast

By Paul Huttner April 25, 2019 Hear a climate story from Zaria Romera, a youth leader from our Youth Convening Minnesota program. https://media.climategen.org/20190425-mpr-climatecast-zaria-climate-story-20190425_cc_20190425_64.mp3 How local electric co-op elections can impact greenhouse gas emissions Many Minnesotans are running for seats on their local electric co-op boards with the aim of making a bigger impact on greenhouse […]

8 Ways To Teach Climate Change In Almost Any Classroom

By Anya Kamenetz April 25, 2019 NPR/Ipsos conducted a national poll recently and found that more than 8 in 10 teachers — and a similar majority of parents — support teaching kids about climate change. But in reality, it’s not always happening: Fewer than half of K-12 teachers told us that they talk about climate change with […]

Lowell School to co-host climate change institute that dovetails with humanities curriculum

By Sophie Austin April 24, 2019 Two years after introducing a new curriculum that uses the humanities to teach sixth-graders about climate change, DC’s Lowell School is looking to help others replicate the program. “I was looking for a topic in social studies that would really help middle schoolers be motivated to learn complex economics, […]

RWHS teacher, students to discuss climate change

By Red Wing Newsroom April 23, 2019 Youth Convening Minnesota will hold a discussion on climate change at the Red Wing Ignite building on April 24. Jim Leise, a science teacher at Red Wing High School, and Mallary Bade and Danielle Thuerauf, students at Red Wing High School, will talk about how climate change is […]

Young Minnesotans with ‘climate grief’ are feeling anxiety – and taking action

By Kevyn Burger April 19, 2019 While “climate grief” has many young people mired in worry about a warming planet, others are taking action. Helen Meigs thinks about climate change. A lot. “It’s always in the back of my mind,” said the Macalester College sophomore. Concern about climate change isn’t rare on campus. In fact, […]