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Resources For Teaching About Climate Change With The New York Times

Resources For Teaching About Climate Change With The New York Times

As world leaders and activists gather to discuss efforts to address the climate crisis, we offer dozens of resources to help students understand why our planet is warming and what we can do to stop it.

How much do your students know about climate change — what causes it, what its consequences are and what we can do to stop it?

Thousands of leaders, diplomats and activists are meeting now at COP26, the annual international climate summit, to set new targets for reducing greenhouse gases. It is considered a crucial moment in the fight against climate change: A recent United Nations report found that some devastating impacts of global warming are now unavoidable, but there is still a short window to stop things from getting even worse.

Young people in particular are feeling the effects — both physical and emotional — of a heating planet. In response to our recent Student Opinion question about extreme weather that has been intensified by climate change, teenagers told us about experiencing deadly heat waves in Washington, devastating hurricanes in North Carolina and even smoke from the California wildfires in Vermont. They’re also feeling the anxiety of facing a future that could be even worse: “How long do I have before the Earth becomes uninhabitable? I ask myself this every day,” one student wrote.

Over the years, we’ve created dozens of resources to help young people learn about climate change with New York Times articles, interactive quizzes, graphs, films and more. To mark this moment, we’re collecting nearly 50 of them, along with selected recent Times reporting and Opinion pieces on the topic, all in one place.
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