There is absolutely no question that the children of today will be greatly affected by climate change. They will not have the luxury of slowly learning about environmental issues, rather they will be faced with them their entire lives. However, this topic is rarely addressed with young children. We worry that it’s too big, too scary a topic to worry them about. I disagree. I think that we do children a disservice by not equipping them to navigate a rapidly changing environment, and by not modeling how to reduce their own environmental impact. …

Jessica Shea

Berlin-based Early Childhood Educator

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