May 19 — To the Editor:
As science is beginning to prove the direct correlation between global climate change and humans, it is imperative that we begin to implement this transparent cause-effect relationship into educational systems. Hadley Barndollar’s article on Sept. 20, 2019 titled, Seacoast youth demand change at climate strike, is a great example of the influential voice that the younger generation can have on policy makers.
As a student at the University of New Hampshire currently taking the course, Global Environmental Change, it is only now at the age of 20 that I am being introduced to the facts relating to climate change. Did you know that countries such as Cambodia and Sweden are among the few countries to implement climate change into their primary education?
Furthermore, on a statistica.com survey, over 50% of respondents ages 18-34 believe that global warming will pose a serious threat in their lifetime.
Although promising, we must begin to implement climate change into the curriculum of primary education. This will allow us to raise young leaders who will later become the policy makers and productive members of society who will make change to protect our beautiful planet.
Mark Borak, Bow, University of New Hampshire student