Cultivating a Healthy Environment for Our Children

Read the full story from the Seattle Children’s Hospital.

It is scientifically evident that with global warming, the Pacific Northwest region has been experiencing hotter days that have led to wildfires, higher streamflow in the winter and lower streamflow in the summer, reduced snowpack, prolonged drought, water shortages, increased heavy rain events and sea level rise.

Severe weather, air pollution and extreme heat are just three of the many factors that impact our overall health. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, climate change poses threats to human health, safety, and security, and children are uniquely vulnerable to these threats. Given this knowledge, failure to take prompt, substantive action would be an act of injustice to all children.

That’s why teaching children about climate change is crucial in building a better future for generations to come.

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