COP25: Thunberg calls for educating adults on climate

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10 December, 16:45

    ROME - The well-known climate activist Greta Thunberg has called at Unite Behind The Science, an event organised alongside German scientist Luisa Neubauer during the COP25 conference on climate, for greater education of adults. The 2019 COP25 is being held December 2-13 in Madrid. She said that while it is very important to teach science in schools, it is also important to educate adults since often they do not have access to the information they need. Thunberg said translating numbers in science into understandable concepts was key for all age groups. She said that both she and Luisa's voices had been heard many times but that scientists and experts should be listened to as well, noting that many had been invited to the event since they are not typically represented in mainstream media. The 16-year-old Swedish activist said that it was important that scientists' messages be conveyed to people in an understandable manner. Participants in the conference included Ko Barrett and Youba Sokona, vice presidents of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Rachel Cleetus from the Union of Concerned Scientists, Sivan Kartha from the Stockholm Environment Institute, and William Moomaw from the Fletcher School at Tuffs University. 

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