May 8, 2019
Informing parents of the risks posed by climate change may be best done through their children, a new study suggests.
Researchers from the North Carolina State University (NCSU) designed a curriculum that was focused on raising climate change awareness in parents through middle school children.
They found this to be an effective way of creating higher levels of concern in the parents.
Male parents and conservative parents, who began least interested in climate change effects, showed the strongest change in attitude.
Daughters were shown to be the most influential with their parents, the study found.
The latest study tested the effectiveness a specially designed curriculum for 10-14-year-olds in maximising what scientists called child-to-parent ‘intergenerational transfer’ on climate change.
This article was posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 5:14 am