Texas Tech University

Children Change Their Parents' Minds about Climate Change

Lydia Denworth

May 6, 2019

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN- Other young people can be equally convincing, according to a paper published May 6 in Nature Climate Change. The team of social scientists and ecologists from North Carolina State University who authored the report found that children can increase their parents’ level of concern about climate change because, unlike adults, their views on the issue do not generally reflect any entrenched political ideology.

"These encouraging results suggest that not only are children increasingly engaged in advocating for their future, they are also effective advocates to their parents," says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University.

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