(The Hill) A new bill from Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) would create a curriculum for teaching students and others about climate change.
Markey introduced his bill, the Climate Change Education Act, on Friday to celebrate the first anniversary of Pope Francis’s encyclical urging the world to fight climate change.
Under the bill, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would be required to develop a climate curriculum not just for students, but for people of all ages.
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It would be for both formal and informal learning, with the goal of increasing understanding about the human role in climate change, what can be done to fight it and where the science stands, among other features.
“As we celebrate the first anniversary of Pope Francis’s vital message on taking action to address climate change, his call for a global conversation on our environmental challenges continues to resonate,” Markey said in a statement.