Thanks for being a paid subscriber and welcome to this month's bonus newsletter. This month, I wanted to share some books, links and other good reading about how parents can discuss and take action on climate change alongside their children.
The first assumption is: you should! As with all big scary things, avoiding talking with children about climate change won't make the problem better.
I'm not a parent myself, but I have been the child concerned about the environment and questioning what pollution is doing to the Earth (I guess it never really wore off). Climate change is an overwhelming subject and touches on feelings of guilt, anxiety and not being in control. If parents are unsure themselves, how then to explain to their kids?
I think there's also a lot of value of listening to kids and teenagers on this — so I've included resources of teenagers and young people speaking on their own concerns and their own strategies. As a not-quite young person who still has much of their adulthood ahead of them, I and a lot of other adults need to listen to those of us who have the most to lose.