The government adviser in charge of overhauling the school syllabus in England has recommended that climate change should not be included in the national curriculum.
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Email sent to: Mr Tim Oates & Rt Hon Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove
I am a concerned parent who is shocked that you are considering brushing under the carpet the biggest threat to the people on our planet. The most at risk are the the poorest but we are far from future proof.
I am deeply disturbed to learn that you are recommending to the government that climate change no longer be taught through the national curriculum. It is absolutely crucial that young people be taught how human activity and natural processes can lead to changes in the environment and about ways in which living things and the environment need to be protected.
Without knowledge and understanding of the social, economic and environmental impacts of climate change, how can we expect young people to be ready to deal with the impacts and help find the solutions to climate change that will play such a huge role in their futures?
Climate change is widely accepted as the biggest threat facing our planet and billions of people on it. Given the government's commitment to being "the greenest government ever" it would be shameful and tragic for the UK to actively undermine the central opportunities that our young people have through the curriculum to explore the much-needed climate solutions of renewable energy, recycling and sustainable resource management.
I urge you to reconsider your dangerous recommendation,
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