Thursday, June 28, 2012

Insane Nature Conservancy article claims that CO2 makes it "harder to reliably get kids outside"; CO2-induced shifts from normals are allegedly "incredibly disruptive, especially for kids who thrive on routines"

Climate Change: A Parent's Worst Nightmare? | The Nature Conservancy

As if parenting weren’t difficult enough, our warming planet presents additional challenges for keeping kids safe and healthy – and parents sane. Why? Quite simply, it makes it harder to reliably get kids outside. As my fellow parents know well, keeping kids cooped up in the house is a recipe for disaster.

...While average temperature increases may seem small (the Earth has warmed 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit since the early 20th Century), the big fluctuations are difficult to manage around. Our lives – from school schedules to sports to crop cycles – are built around expected “normals,” and large shifts from those normals are incredibly disruptive, especially for kids who thrive on routines.

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