Teaching about climate change without addressing the issues: Opinion

September 27, 2021
A new editorial by Dr Heather Short, former professor at John Abbott College, describes the issues she encountered with teaching students about climate and ecological crises without giving them a framework for prevention. Short argues that teaching students about how science predicts the future is unfair if they are not given the tools with which to address it. It is also unjust of a generation that has benefitted from resource extraction, she writes, to give students the responsibility of addressing the ecological and climate crisis. Short says that students need honesty and transparency, and need to hear that older generations are willing to sacrifice to work on ecological issues. CBC (Editorial)