Geee Posted August 9, 2014 Share Posted August 9, 2014 The Hill: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Gina McCarthy said students should be taught the science behind climate change in schools. "I think part of the challenge of explaining climate change is that it requires a level of science and a level of forward thinking and you’ve got to teach that to kids," McCarthy said in an interview with the magazine Irish American published Friday. The comments from McCarthy, who is the face of President Obama’s signature climate rule on existing power plants, will likely set off a firestorm among Republican lawmakers skeptical of the science behind climate change. McCarthy added that the growing use of renewables in communities, even on school buildings, would help kids see the transition to cleaner energy first hand. "People didn’t have a sense of how dramatic climate change really is, and what it means for all of us. So that’s been a challenge,” she said. “But what’s great about renewables is that when you put a solar panel on the roof of a school, you change the entire dynamic of education for the students. It’s hands-on.” Despite severe pushback from Republicans in Congress, and industry, on the administration's carbon pollution rules for power plants, McCarthy said people across the U.S. are getting "more active and engaged" on climate control. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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