Michael Melia, Associated Press Updated 10:54 pm PDT, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Teachers grapple with teaching climate change Teachers across the country describe struggles finding trustworthy materials to help them teach climate change. (May 15) Now Playing: Teachers grapple with teaching climate changeAD: Teachers across the country describe struggles finding trustworthy materials to help them teach climate change. (May 15) Media: Associated Press When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she'd never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit's hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online as educational material were actually junk. "It is a pretty scary topic to take on," said Allen, a teacher at Sanford Junior High School, in southern Maine. "There are some pretty tricky websites out there. You kind of have to be an expert to be able to see through that like, 'Oh, no, these guys aren't telling you the truth.'" … [Read more...] about Teachers grapple with climate change: ‘A pretty scary topic’
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By Josh Brodesky Published 12:00 am CST, Saturday, March 9, 2019 Gov. Greg Abbott helped lead the state in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. But on climate change, which could fuel such storms, he refuses that role. He should know better. Gov. Greg Abbott helped lead the state in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. But on climate change, which could fuel such storms, he refuses that role. He should know better. Photo: Associated Press File Photo Photo: Associated Press File Photo Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Gov. Greg Abbott helped lead the state in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. But on climate change, which could fuel such storms, he refuses that role. He should know better. Gov. Greg Abbott helped lead the state in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. But on … [Read more...] about Why can’t Greg Abbott accept man-made climate change?
Viet Nam News The Mekong Delta, the rice bowl of Việt Nam, is sinking. HCM City, the country’s economic engine, is facing severe urban flooding. How can The government and people solve these problems? Việt Nam News reporter Khoa Thư talks with Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for Water Affairs of the Netherlands, on this issue. What is the reason for your visit to Việt Nam? My visit to Việt Nam is made under the framework of the 45th anniversary of the Việt Nam – Netherlands friendship. In this relationship, there is a lot of back and forth, learning, capacity building, understanding, collaboration and we cherish and celebrate it. 2015 with the Paris Agreement was the year when I personally helped strengthen Vietnamese and international efforts taking the next step in the Mekong Delta plan. The Mekong Delta is such an important area for Việt Nam and also for the world. It took two years for the international community and Việt … [Read more...] about Việt Nam’s water issues need collaboration
“The issues that we are talking about aren’t exactly seen as ‘hot shit’ by the German public.” Those were the blunt words of Green party leader Katrin Göring-Eckard in the spring of 2017 after they failed to win the 5 percent of votes necessary to stay in the state parliament in Saarland. That humiliation was followed by months of polls which suggested the German public were contemplating throwing the environmentalists out of the Bundestag too. Given the circumstances, a result of 8.9 percent in the national election almost seemed like a success. A year later and the Green party’s ambitions have radically changed. In the state election in Bavaria earlier this month the Greens became the second biggest party, more than doubling their vote share to 17.5 percent. On Sunday they are projected to win around 20 percent of the vote in Hesse, potentially giving them the power to form a government in the wealthy central state. Meanwhile if a national … [Read more...] about Why is the Green party suddenly flying high in Germany?
opinion Detroit Free Press Editorial Board Published 6:00 AM EDT Oct 28, 2018 Politics shouldn't be this hard. Sure, we have serious disagreements about important things. But it shouldn't take a massive terror attack or a natural disaster to remind us that those differences are neither as numerous nor as important as the priorities we share. We all aspire to lives as good or better than our parents', and hope that our children's good fortune will exceed our own. We all want safe roads, safe schools and safe drinking water. We all want to live in a society that rewards hard work, penalizes cheating and treats innocent victims with compassion. So it shouldn't be so difficult for our elected leaders to locate the many places where our interests intersect, then marshal our state's financial, intellectual and political capital to improve our collective lot. And even in these fractious times, happily, Michigan's political system … [Read more...] about Endorsement: Why Whitmer should be Michigan’s next governor