How to teach kids the gravity of climate crisis — without dystopian fears

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Fifth-grade teacher Brittany Jefferson looks for ways to discuss climate change without traumatizing her students at Citizens of the World Silver Lake charter school. Photo by Caleigh Wells.

Experts say the best way to teach kids about the climate crisis without scaring them is to talk about it more, discourage doomscrolling, and find hope to share.

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