One of the most constant threats looming over the US – and in fact, the world – is that of climate change. Though the world has been slow to respond with any meaningful change, America is now taking climate change more seriously. New Jersey, in particular, under the guidance of First Lady Tammy Murphy, is now educating citizens on the subject.
As part of the State of Affairs with Steve Adubato program, show host Steve Adubato discusses current issues facing America. In this episode, he speaks with First Lady of New Jersey, Tammy Murphy from the governer’s residence at Drumthwacket. During the chat, Murphy details her important initiatives in the realm of Climate Change Education.
Tammy Murphy on The Importance of Climate Change Education
First, Murphy explains that Climate Change Education helps children learn how to combat the climate crisis; it also helps children thrive in the future green economy.
Murphy’s interest in environmental concerns comes from living with her husband in Germany during the early 1990s. She saw German citizens bringing their own bags to the supermarket, a small act with profound impact on the environment. Now, Murphy strives to develop ways to educate NJ students about preserving the environment and combating climate change.
In addition, Tammy Murphy works with Al Gore on the Climate Reality Project; of course, this non-profit group educates and advocates on all matters relating to climate change.
“My view is that we have to do everything we can to correct this scourge,” Murphy says. “This is a real issue, and I believe it is going to become increasingly so for future generations because of the amount of carbon we’re throwing off.”
Murphy also says that the state reviews the standards for the core curriculum in public schools every five years. New Jersey has the number one public education system in the country, a responsibility Murphy takes seriously.
“The future leaders and policy makers of our world are our children,” she states. “We are handing them a real problem, and if we don’t educate them and teach them and give them the tools so that they understand this here and now, then we are really being not only disrespectful, but we are being negligent.”
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