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The vast majority of parents and teachers in the US want kids to learn about the looming catastrophe of climate change. But according to the results of two new NPR/Ipsos polls released on Earth Day , most teachers and parents aren’t teaching it at all. The surveys of 1,007 adults and 505 teachers showed that more than 80 percent of parents and 86 percent of teachers agree that climate change should be part of the curriculum (the overall sample has a 3.5 percent credibility interval). And when broken down by political affiliation, 81 percent of Democrats and 49 percent of Republicans said they believed that schools should teach climate change as well as its economic and societal impacts. Y... Full story

23 April