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What can kids do about climate change?

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A talk for 8-16 year olds about what kids can do about climate change, with inspiring examples of kids around the world who are making a difference.

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What can kids do about climate change?

  1. 1. Western North America from the ISS, Feb 19, 2012. (NASA) What can kids do about climate change? 23 March 2018 International School of Lunds Kommun (ISLK) Kimberly Nicholas, PhD Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies @KA_Nicholas kimnicholas.com 1 @KA_Nicholas
  2. 2. Questions for you: • What do you hear people say about climate change? • How do you feel about climate change? @KA_Nicholas 2 Image:http://blog.heyhuman.com/
  3. 3. The Rescue Blanket for Kebnekaise @KA_Nicholas 3 Bigert & Bergström
  4. 4. science @KA_Nicholas 5
  5. 5. The Problem @KA_Nicholas 6
  6. 6. One ton of CO2 pollution @KA_Nicholas 7 Carbon Visuals
  7. 7. One day of CO2 pollution: 4242m high @KA_Nicholas 8 Carbon Visuals
  8. 8. Photo: Carnegie Science Center So what can I do? @KA_Nicholas 9
  9. 9. Wynes & Nicholas, 2017, Environmental Research Letters Graphic by Katrine Jacobsson @KA_Nicholas 10
  10. 10. Only 4% (10/216) actions mentioned in high school textbooks are high-impact Wynes & Nicholas, 2017, Environmental Research Letters
  11. 11. Government recommendations don’t focus on high- impact actions Wynes & Nicholas, 2017, Environmental Research Letters @KA_Nicholas 12
  12. 12. So what can I do? 1. Cut your own carbon footprint in half. 2. Work with others to cut your school, neighborhood, … carbon footprint in half. 3. Work for system change. @KA_Nicholas 13 Photo: Paradis Photographs, Flickr
  13. 13. So what can I do? 1. Cut your own carbon footprint in half. 2. Work with others to cut your school, neighborhood, … carbon footprint in half. 3. Work for system change. @KA_Nicholas 14 Photo: Paradis Photographs, Flickr
  14. 14. Look for ways to cut your family’s flying, driving, meat in half (or more!) @KA_Nicholas 15 Sitra.fi “100 smart ways” (det finns även på svenska)
  15. 15. So what can I do? 1. Cut your own carbon footprint in half. 2. Work with others to cut your school, neighborhood, … carbon footprint in half. 3. Work for system change. @KA_Nicholas 16 Photo: Paradis Photographs, Flickr
  16. 16. Assess your school’s environmental performance @KA_Nicholas 17 https://www.naturskyddsforeningen.se/skola/energifallet/miljoanalys-undersok-skolan
  17. 17. Teach high-impact climate actions @KA_Nicholas http://www.kimnicholas.com/responding-to-climate-change.html Developed by Seth Wynes, Lund MSc student and high school chemistry teacher 18
  18. 18. So what can I do? 1. Cut your own carbon footprint in half. 2. Work with others to cut your school, neighborhood, … carbon footprint in half. 3. Work for system change. @KA_Nicholas 19 Photo: Paradis Photographs, Flickr
  19. 19. Use your talents & what you enjoy @KA_Nicholas 20 Helpsierra.com
  20. 20. Climate #1 election issue for Swedish youth @KA_Nicholas 21 Sveriges Radio
  21. 21. #mittklimatval @KA_Nicholas 22
  22. 22. @KA_Nicholas 23
  23. 23. @KA_Nicholas 24
  24. 24. https://www.refinery29.com/2018/03/193276/climate-change-zero-hour-jamie-margolin-essay@KA_Nicholas 25
  25. 25. @KA_Nicholas 26 “It’s about what can you do as an individual. As parents or teachers, what can you do? As students or leaders, what can you do?”
  26. 26. Scientists believe that for the planet to continue to safely support life, the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere should be kept as close to 350 parts per million as possible. We haven’t seen that level since the late 1980s - more than a decade before Victoria Barrett was born.  (http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kuow/ les/styles/x_large/public/201710/Victoriaspeaking.png) 'Peoplemy ageare ghtingthehardest when really, like, wedidn't even start thisin the rst place.' Victoria Barrett isone of theplaintiffsin Juliana Vs. TheUnited States. COURTESY OF VICTORIA BARRETT “Just because we’re too young to vote doesn’t mean we don’t have a political voice.” Victoria Barrett- Terrestrial podcast
  27. 27. Children motivate parents
  28. 28. @KA_Nicholas 29 https://earther.com/berlins-living-lab-project-helps-co2-addicts-cut-back-1823826351
  29. 29. Thank you! kimnicholas.com @KA_Nicholas @KA_Nicholas
  30. 30. @KA_Nicholas 31

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