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One Planet: What are K-12 students learning about climate change?



On this edition of Your Call's One Planet Series, we'll discuss climate science education for K-12 students. Last Spring, teachers across the country received a package from the libertarian Heartland Institute called 'Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming.'

In a number of states, Republicans are trying to weaken science standards, but teachers are fighting back against disinformation campaigns. Idaho recently voted to adopt standards that include teachings on human caused climate change. What’s happening in other states?


Ann Reid, executive director of the National Center for Science Education

Belinda Jacobs, science teacher at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock, Texas, and president of The National Earth Science Teachers Association

Web Resources:

National Center for Science Education

National Earth Science Teachers Association

Inside Climate News: Science Teachers Respond to Climate Materials Sent by Heartland Institute

Yale Climate Connections: Teachers dig in to teach climate change

NRDC: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Teaching Climate Science to Kids

The Guardian: Two-thirds of US students are taught climate change badly, study finds


Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.