Children can foster climate change concern among their parents

URL: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0463-3

This study looks at an educational intervention designed to build climate change concern among parents indirectly through their middle school-aged children in North Carolina, USA. Parents of children in the treatment group expressed higher levels of climate change concern than parents in the control group. The effects were strongest among male parents and conservative parents, who, consistent with previous research, displayed the lowest levels of climate concern before the intervention. Daughters appeared to be especially effective in influencing parents. Our results suggest that intergenerational learning may overcome barriers to building climate concern.

Topics: Environment:, Climate change adaptation
Location: US-North Carolina
Resource Type: strategies and interventions
Publisher: NATURE Climate Change
Date Last Updated: 2019-08-18 12:14:20

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