How do we get kids to think about climate change and its affects on the future environment? The Atlantic Rising project, created by three British explorers, is one approach that helps children living in low coastal areas see a glimpse into their future. With caution tape and some measurements from local surveyors, children in Scotland, Ghana, Guyana and Nantucket have measured out the projected one-meter sea level rise in the next hundred years due to climate change in a simple, and non-frightening way. Could creating similar projects with such approaches to teaching climate change work nationally and globally?
We as students are quite limited in what we can do to help slow, stop or solve climate change, but that does not mean there isn’t anything we can do. Some examples are to spread awareness of climate change, reduce the usage of gas cars by walking or