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ERIC Number: EJ1260350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
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From Coronavirus to Climate Literacy: Lessons Learned or Welcome Excuse When It Comes to Battling Climate Change?
Rahman, Ahelee
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v62 n2 p167-172 2020
Climate change is an incredibly important issue that has horrific long-term impacts if necessary lifestyle and policy changes are not made now. Despite the presence of significant scientific evidence of climate change for years, many politicians are still unable to admit that climate change is real, let alone create policies to better combat this crisis. In the Australian context in particular, it seemed that politicians would never be able to put their political ambition aside to do what is best for the community and the nation. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Australian politicians have put aside their political differences and created effective policies without being bogged down by unnecessary bureaucratic hurdles. The pandemic has especially highlighted the benefits of unity, information and steadfast, consistent messaging. Australians have seen at first hand the immense power that communities, the political system and social institutions have when they are united. If this power is used to address climate change issues by advocating for climate literacy, much progress can be made.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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