The Atlantic has a series of graphs and a remix of a TEDx talk on global warming that is sobering to say the least.
In the face of this, what shall we do? Where shall we place our lever to have the maximum leverage, the greatest possibility that we will protect our planet from a seemingly inevitable catastrophe?
Each of us has skills and talents to place a lever somewhere where we can have an impact, but if we don’t simultaneously put our societal lever in our educational endeavor, there is little hope that we will have enough informed innovators to take on the tasks ahead quickly enough.
Wherever and however you do the work to avert this looming crisis, please make sure to contact your school boards, teachers, school administrators, educational policy-makers, and politicians, and insist – INSIST – that we educate our children to be the solutionaries they will need to be.
Zoe Weil, President, Institute for Humane Education
Author of Most Good, Least Harm, Above All, Be Kind, and The Power and Promise of Humane Education
My TEDxConejo talk: “Solutionaries”
My TEDxDirigo talk: “The World Becomes What You Teach“
My TEDxYouth@BFS “Educating for Freedom”
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