Education sector silence about climate neglect has been nearly absolute. We know this in two ways. First, we have spoken to scores of Congressional offices. They have told us that education leaders have never engaged them on climate change.
Fortunately, as educators and as mandated reporters, we have tremendous power to speak up to help interrupt the dynamic of climate neglect which threatens our students. Since we stand, in our official capacity, at the interface between the generations, we understand in granular detail all of the ways that climate neglect has negatively impacted young people and schools—the most important public institution nurturing young people.