May 6, 2023
Today’s students are tomorrow’s citizens, faced with the challenges of mitigating and adapting to the disruptions caused by climate change. It is imperative to equip them with the knowledge and know-how they need. But there are serious obstacles to climate change education—including but not limited to religious dogma. Glenn will discuss both the individual and the systemic obstacles to climate change education within the complicated American educational system, explain the encouraging trends toward overcoming them, and discuss what humanists have done, and can continue to do, to help.
Glenn Branch is the Deputy Director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE). He has been at NCSE since 1999, serving as deputy director since 2002. He contributed “More Light Than Heat: The Importance of Education in Coping with Climate Change” to the Spring 2023 issue of The Humanist.