As teachers, our students may ask us difficult questions that we may not be sure how to answer. The New York Times compiled 16 difficult to answer questions about climate change and published brief and factual answers to them. The questions cover everything to what causes climate change, the effects of climate change, and what people can do to prevent detrimental impacts. The answers are all relatively short (1-3 paragraphs) and are supported by research-based evidence. Teachers can refer to this article when they are unsure of how to go about answering a students question. Although the language of the article is likely too advanced for many students to understand, teachers are easily able to adapt the language to fit the understanding of the particular grade level they are working with. Overall, this article is an excellent tool for teachers to get through some tricky situations with their students.
Short Answers to Hard Questions About Climate Change