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Global Climate Strike Friday, including state capitol and all around Minnesota

By Lindsey Peterson September 20, 2019 Over 3,000 students expected to march in St. Paul The Global Climate Strike taking place in 150 countries Friday, includes several local strikes including a demonstration at the state capitol building in St. Paul. Organizers are expecting up to 3,000 students at the demonstration.  Those students will be skipping school to […]

How Teachers Can Empower the Climate Generation

By Kelly McCarthy September 19, 2019 Dozens of K–12 educators came to D.C.—and AGU headquarters—this summer to learn practical ways to tackle climate change that they can pass along to their students. “We recognize that youth will inherit the unparalleled impacts of climate change and are among our most powerful advocates.” This is the motivation—one […]

Climate anxiety: Taking the first step is the hardest

By Logan Reider July 26, 2019 As a young child in Minnesota, I enjoyed playing outside but didn’t always feel the deep connection to the outdoors that many people experience in their very earliest memories. For me, it was a process of gradually becoming more attuned to the world around me and my place in […]

How can I get a job that fights climate change?

By Zoe Sayler August 1, 2019 Dear Umbra, What types of programs, initiatives, etc. can help high school students prepare for employment within the green economy? — Leaping Onto the Sustainability Train Dear LOST, If this question came to me as recently as a year ago, I might assume it was sent in by an […]

How should climate change be taught in schools across America?

By Andrew Urevig June 20, 2019 Earth frowns. With a face of green and blue, the planet’s mood is blue, too — as unblinking eyes cast a somber stare. Colored with crayons, this drawing is the schoolwork of Maya, a fifth grader from the United States. At the top sits a title: “Greenhouse Gas Effect.” Piercing Earth’s […]

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 […]