As governments around the world rightly focus on the growing COVID-19 outbreak, we need to be mindful of a variety of other existential threats that will not disappear with a cure or a vaccine. The most evident threat is climate change; throughout the next decades, it will severely impact every aspect of life, including human health. In this article, one of our young writers shares her passionate concern, and her words remind us that her generation faces huge challenges even after the COVID-19 issue resolves.
People of all ages are impacted by COVID-19. One of WiRED International’s young volunteers recently interviewed six high school students (aged 16-18) to hear their perspectives on the coronavirus. The following summarized her findings — mixed in with her own opinions.
As the coronavirus pandemic grows, schools throughout the United States and all over the world are closing and making plans for long-distance learning.
Contributing to online education, WiRED International, a U.S.-based non-profit, is offering a free access training package that provides students with a close look at the coronavirus and several related health topics.
An Opinion from a Mother and WiRED Board Member BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) The New York Times recently ran a piece called “One Thing You Can Do: Talk to Your Children about Climate Change.” The article encouraged parents not only to talk to their children but to get them involved […]
Youth-Led Protest Calls for Action to Combat Climate Change BY ALLISON KOZICHAROW; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN (Archived story. Original version is here.) “Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.” So say the world’s youth as they stage a week-long Global Climate Strike event September 20–27 to demand an […]
An Opinion from a Young Writer at WiRED International BY OLIVIA SPIRITO; EDITED BY BERNICE BORN A Personal Comment (Archived story. Original version is here.) My name is Olivia Spirito. I am presently a senior in high school, and I am a volunteer at WiRED. I believe that climate change is putting my generation and […]