The Truth About Climate Change in Schools
Tropical Storm Imelda Brings Heavy Flooding To Houston Area Katie Worth is an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award-winning investigative journalist, who was most recently with the PBS series “Frontline.” Her latest book is “Miseducation: How Climate Change is Taught in America.” The book charts how climate change is (and isn’t) being taught to children all over the country. Worth spoke to Signal about the book, which features Texas prominently. The following conversation has been edited for length and clarity.
In your book “Miseducation: How Climate Change is Taught in America,” you’re going around different classrooms to see what children are being taught about climate change. What inspired you to take on that project?
A few different origin stories. But one of them was this project that I did at “Frontline.” I went to the Marshall Islands to work on a film that had to do with climate change and kids. And the kids there were just so fluid, and the way that they could talk about it was really impressive. One of those kids, Izerman, his parents were thinking of moving to the States. And so that of course raised this question, ‘well, if they move to the […]