Moms vs. Climate Change

Can moms save their children from the impending demise of the planet? A team of scientists who are also mothers just launched a $10 million campaign to find out.

On Tuesday, six climate scientists, led by climate researcher and evangelical Christian Katharine Hayhoe, launched Science Moms, an educational initiative to “activate moms across America to take action on climate change.” The group cites research showing that 83 percent of mothers across the political spectrum are concerned about climate change. Less than 60 percent of the general population is concerned about it, according to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. But those concerned moms still don’t have the resources they need to become sufficiently informed about the scope of the climate crisis. That’s where Science Moms comes in.

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