Talking to Your Kids About Climate Change Climate change is a hot topic, and your kids probably have questions about it. But it’s not exactly the easiest issue to explain. Use these ideas from
Nat Geo Kids to help you empower your children to understand not only what
climate change is all about—but also what they can do to help.
Got 5 minutes?
Not sure how to explain climate change? No problem! First, remind kids how awesome our planet is with this
amazing photo gallery. Then show them a simple video to teach them about climate change, from the science behind the greenhouse effect to how global warming is affecting the Earth. For even more information, check out this kid-friendly article that explains it all.
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Most scientists agree that climate change affects the weather. Turn your kids into meteorologists who can predict the weather by using signals from nature. Photograph by Ian Bottle, Alamy Stock Photo
Got 15 Minutes?
Get kids excited about fighting climate change by playing the online game
Recycle Roundup, then investigate ideas the whole family can do together to help save the planet. Whether they’re creatively reusing household items, waging a war on plastic, or decreasing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, kids will feel empowered to make a difference.
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Upcycling is a great way to keep trash out of landfills—and CO 2 out of the atmosphere. Have your children grab an old pair of jeans and upcycle them into a lunch bag.
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