Kids and parents clash on climate change | Herald Sun
AUSTRALIAN kids are clashing with their parents over the importance of climate change, a survey has found.
The survey, by research groups Bayer and the CSIRO, found one in three families disagree on the importance of climate change with one in five parents saying they didn't believe in climate change.
"It is encouraging to see that children are taking what they've learned in the classroom and using it to educate their parents on how to reduce their carbon footprint," Peta Ashworth, from the CSIRO's Science into Society Group, said today.
And many kids certainly felt they were the experts on the topic with nearly a quarter saying they believed they were the family expert on the environment at home.
The survey found natural disasters were having a particularly big impact on kids with 50 per cent listing natural disasters as their number one worry when it came to climate change.