Global Warming and Sustainability Guide for Children
“The world we are living in is changing. Never before has it been so important to educate the next generation about global warming and climate change. Our children have the right to know the impact these major challenges facing humanity might have on them.” This from Flemming Bermann about his book “Global Warming for Young Minds”. We also look at the work of ClimateChangeEducation.org.
Here’s what the founder of carbon-info.org Flemming Bermann says about his new book, “Global Warming for Young Minds”:
The world we are living in is changing. Never before has it been so important to educate the next generation about global warming and climate change. Our children have the right to know the impact these major challenges facing humanity might have on them. But perhaps more importantly, they also need to be taught how they and everyone else can become part of the solution by living sustainable lives.
When my daughter reached the tender age of seven, I wanted to introduce her to the basics of global warming and climate change, and sustainability. Within a few weeks I gave up searching for a suitable book or material on the Internet.
In truth, I was so dismayed by the lack of quality and choice that I ended up writing my own book on the subject. From the beginning I planned it to be fun because all learning should be fun—even when it is a serious subject. Secondly, I wanted to avoid scaring my daughter or blinding her with science and technical facts. The result is “Global Warming for Young Minds”, which has served us both well.
My daughter loved it and it became obligatory bedtime reading for many weeks. She now confidently talks about how to minimize the impact of global warming and has turned into an expert recycler, while I feel happy knowing that she is much better prepared for adult life.
My hope is that “Global Warming for Young Minds” will serve you well too, and provide your children with some of the knowledge and understanding necessary for them to live successful, sustainable lives in a world that is changing fast.
- Flemming Bermann
Available from Amazon.co.uk
Founded in December 2004 by Flemming Bermann and a group of enthusiastic volunteers, Carbon-info.org remain an independent, non-government, non-profit environment organisation.
Located in rural Hampshire, England, Carbon-info.org’s values and social objectives remain the same as in December 2004:
“To educate and raise public awareness about global warming, climate change and sustainable living.”
The management committee provide all their time and services to the organisation at no cost.
Income is generated through Carbon-info.org’s website as well as providing ‘green’ consultancy to small and medium sized business.
Hearing about Flemming Bermann’s book promoted us to see what’s happening with climate Change education around the world. We came across a very informative education portal - www.ClimateChangeEducation.org - an organization of volunteers dedicated to education on climate change and global warming solutions — since 1999.
Here’s what they say about themselves:
“We are science museum docents, teachers, students, scientists, university staff, parents and artists.
“Most of us are in California (U.S.), but we have volunteers all over the world.
ClimateChangeEducation.org works in these areas:
• Hands-on science demonstration development and performance
“The common thread in our work is to bring people and education programs together. We encourage educational institutions to utilize the best materials and resources available.”