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Earth Day: EARTH DAY 1970 TIME MACHINE EDITION
Earth Day: EARTH DAY 1970 TIME MACHINE EDITION

EARTH DAY 1970 TIME MACHINE EDITION

Earth Day: Jane Goodall believes treating every day as Earth Day is essential.
Earth Day: Jane Goodall believes treating every day as Earth Day is essential.

Jane Goodall believes treating every day as Earth Day is essential.

Earth Day: Happy Earth Day Everyone!
Earth Day: Happy Earth Day Everyone!

Happy Earth Day Everyone!

Earth Day: chewedcorn:Happy Earth Day Everyone!
Earth Day: chewedcorn:Happy Earth Day Everyone!

chewedcorn:Happy Earth Day Everyone!

Earth Day: As it’s Earth Day, Earth goes to the doctor…
Earth Day: As it’s Earth Day, Earth goes to the doctor…

As it’s Earth Day, Earth goes to the doctor…

Earth Day: Happy Earth Day Everyone!
Earth Day: Happy Earth Day Everyone!

Happy Earth Day Everyone!

Earth Day: Happy Earth Day Everyone!
Earth Day: Happy Earth Day Everyone!

Happy Earth Day Everyone!

Earth Day: Happy Earth Day! Now can we please start treating our home a little better? #Memes #EarthDay #Holiday #Entertainment #Environment
Earth Day: Happy Earth Day! Now can we please start treating our home a little better? #Memes #EarthDay #Holiday #Entertainment #Environment

Happy Earth Day! Now can we please start treating our home a little better? #Memes #EarthDay #Holiday #Entertainment #Environment

Earth Day: AHSIEH Should Climate Change Be Taught In School? Schools should teach about Schools should teach that Schools should not teach Don't know climate change and its impacts on our environment, economy and society anything about climate change climate change exists, but not the potential impacts 100% 6% 7% 9% 13% 17% 8% 6% 10% 10% 80% 12% 16% 17% 12% 60% 17% 81% 40% 74% 68% 66% 49% 20% 0% Overall Teachers Parents Democrats Republicans Source: NPR/lpsos polls of 1,007 U.S. adults conducted March 21-22 and 505 teachers conducted March 21-29. The credibility interval for the overall sample is 3.5 percentage points; parents, 7.3 percentage points; and teachers, 5.0 percentage points. Totals may not add up to 100 percent because of rounding. npr Credit: Alyson Hurt/NPR Teachers Who Cover Climate Change Differ From Those Who Don't Teach climate change All teachers Don't teach climate change Overall: 71% I feel comfortable answering students' questions about climate change 91% 56% Overall: 52% There should be state laws in place that require teaching climate change 38% 70% Thave the resources I need to answer students' questions about climate change Overall: 51% 77% 32% Overall: 41% My students have brought up climate change in the classroom this year 14% 78% My school or school district encourages us to discuss climate change in the Overall: 37% classroom 64% 18% Overall: 29% I worry about parent complaints when it comes to teaching climate change 29% 30% Overall: 21% I would be personally uncomfortable if I had to teach about climate change 15% 27% 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% Source: NPR/Ipsos polls of 505 teachers conducted March 21-29. The credibility interval for the overall sample is 5 percentage points. npr Credit: Alyson Hurt/NPR npr: More than 80% of parents in the U.S. support the teaching of climate change. And that support crosses political divides, according to the results of an exclusive new NPR/Ipsos poll: Whether they have children or not, two-thirds of Republicans and 9 in 10 Democrats agree that the subject needs to be taught in school. A separate poll of teachers found that they are even more supportive, in theory — 86% agree that climate change should be taught. These polls are among the first to gauge public and teacher opinion on how climate change should be taught to the generation that in the coming years will face its intensifying consequences: children. And yet, as millions of students around the globe participate in Earth Day events on Monday, our poll also found a disconnect. Although most states have classroom standards that at least mention human-caused climate change, most teachers aren’t actually talking about climate change in their classrooms. And fewer than half of parents have discussed the issue with their children. Most Teachers Don’t Teach Climate Change; 4 In 5 Parents Wish They Did Illustration: Angela Hsieh/NPRCharts: Alyson Hurt/NPR
Earth Day: AHSIEH

 Should Climate Change Be Taught In School?
 Schools should teach about
 Schools should teach that
 Schools should not teach
 Don't know
 climate change and its impacts
 on our environment, economy
 and society
 anything about climate change
 climate change exists, but not
 the potential impacts
 100%
 6%
 7%
 9%
 13%
 17%
 8%
 6%
 10%
 10%
 80%
 12%
 16%
 17%
 12%
 60%
 17%
 81%
 40%
 74%
 68%
 66%
 49%
 20%
 0%
 Overall
 Teachers
 Parents
 Democrats
 Republicans
 Source: NPR/lpsos polls of 1,007 U.S. adults conducted March 21-22 and 505 teachers conducted March 21-29. The credibility interval for the overall
 sample is 3.5 percentage points; parents, 7.3 percentage points; and teachers, 5.0 percentage points. Totals may not add up to 100 percent because
 of rounding.
 npr
 Credit: Alyson Hurt/NPR

 Teachers Who Cover Climate Change Differ From Those Who Don't
 Teach climate change
 All teachers
 Don't teach climate change
 Overall: 71%
 I feel comfortable answering students'
 questions about climate change
 91%
 56%
 Overall: 52%
 There should be state laws in place that
 require teaching climate change
 38%
 70%
 Thave the resources I need to answer
 students' questions about
 climate change
 Overall: 51%
 77%
 32%
 Overall: 41%
 My students have brought up climate
 change in the classroom this year
 14%
 78%
 My school or school district encourages
 us to discuss climate change in the
 Overall: 37%
 classroom
 64%
 18%
 Overall: 29%
 I worry about parent complaints when it
 comes to teaching climate change
 29% 30%
 Overall: 21%
 I would be personally uncomfortable if I
 had to teach about climate change
 15%
 27%
 0%
 25%
 50%
 75%
 100%
 Source: NPR/Ipsos polls of 505 teachers conducted March 21-29. The credibility interval for the overall sample is 5 percentage points.
 npr
 Credit: Alyson Hurt/NPR
npr:
More than 80% of parents in the U.S. support the teaching of climate change. And that support crosses political divides, according to the results of an exclusive new NPR/Ipsos poll: Whether they have children or not, two-thirds of Republicans and 9 in 10 Democrats agree that the subject needs to be taught in school.
A separate poll of teachers found that they are even more supportive, in theory — 86% agree that climate change should be taught.
These polls are among the first to gauge public and teacher opinion on how climate change should be taught to the generation that in the coming years will face its intensifying consequences: children.
And yet, as millions of students around the globe participate in Earth Day events on Monday, our poll also found a disconnect. Although most states have classroom standards that at least mention human-caused climate change, most teachers aren’t actually talking about climate change in their classrooms. And fewer than half of parents have discussed the issue with their children.
Most Teachers Don’t Teach Climate Change; 4 In 5 Parents Wish They Did
Illustration: Angela Hsieh/NPRCharts: Alyson Hurt/NPR

npr: More than 80% of parents in the U.S. support the teaching of climate change. And that support crosses political divides, according t...

Earth Day: arcticfoxbear Humans Are Weird So there has been a bit of what if humans were the weird ones?" going around tumbir at the moment and Earth Day got me thinking Earth is a wonky place, the axis tits, the orbit wobbles, and the ground spews molten rock for goodness sakes. What it what makes humans weird is just our capacity to survive? What if all the other life bearing planets are these mild, Mediterranean climates with no seasons, no tectonic plates, and no intense weather? what if several species (including humans) land on a world and the humans are all SCOREI Earth like worldl Lets get exploring before we get out competear And the planet starts offing the other aliens right and et, electrid storms, hypothermia, tornadoes and the humans are just there. counting seconds between riashes, having snowball fights, and just surviving To paraphrase one of my favorite bits of a humans are awesome fiction megapost you don't know you're from a Death World until you leave it" For a ton of reasons, I really like the idea of Earth being Space Australa crazy-pages Alen: "Tm sorry what did you just say your comfortable temperature range is? Human-H0ถesty we can tolerate anywhere from-40 to 50 Celcius but we prefer the 0 to 30 range AlienI'm sorry, did you just list temperatures below freezing? Human: "Yeah, but most of us prefer to throw on scarves or jackets at those temperatures it can be a bt nippy Other human Nah mate, I knew this guy in college who refused to wear anything past his knees and elbows until it was -20 at least. Human: Heh Alilen And did you also say 50 Celcius? As in, hair way to bolling?" Human: Eugh Yes it sucks, we sweat everywhere, and god helip you it you Yeah everybody knows someone like that touch a seatbelt buckle, but yes Aen We've got like 50 uninhabitable planets we think you might enjoy val tashoth Youre telling me that you have. settiements On islands with active volcanism? well yeah i'm not about to tell Iceland and Hawail how to live their lives Actually, it's kind of a tourist attraction What, the moften rock? Well yeahl It's not every day you see a mountain spew out iquid rocks! The best one is Yelowstone, though All these hot springs and geysers from the YOU ACTIVELY SEEK OUT ACTIVE SUPERVOLCANOES? Shit, man, we swim in the groundwater near them. Sounds like the "Damned trlogy by Alan Dean Foster the-grand author And you say the poles of your world would get as low as negative one hundred with wind chit? Yup, with blizzards you cant see through every other day just about Amazingl when did you manage to send drones that could survive such temperatures? well, actually what? ..what?" we sent no yeah I heard you I just- what? You sent.. HUMANS. to a place one hundred degrees below treezing? y-yeah and they didnt. die? Well the first few did PEOPLE DIED OF THE COLD AND YOUR SOLUTION WAS TO SEND MORE PEOPLE32212121 But surely you have records of volcanic activity doing tremendous damage to human settlements Yep. Pompeii is legendary. Entire cities went Towns buried under lava, peoples brains boiled in the first rush of heat, loads more kißed by falling ah, good, they learned their lesson and didn't build there again wel Are you serniously telling me this volcano is legendary for kiling several urban conurbations and you built on top of it AGAIN? In our defence it hasn't actually done it since What about earthquake-prone areas? Tell me you're at least vaguely sensibile about those Oh yeah After the first major earthquake that flattens a city, we budd them better 159.505 notes Humans are wierd
Earth Day: arcticfoxbear
 Humans Are Weird
 So there has been a bit of what if humans were the weird ones?" going
 around tumbir at the moment and Earth Day got me thinking Earth is a wonky
 place, the axis tits, the orbit wobbles, and the ground spews molten rock for
 goodness sakes. What it what makes humans weird is just our capacity to
 survive? What if all the other life bearing planets are these mild, Mediterranean
 climates with no seasons, no tectonic plates, and no intense weather?
 what if several species (including humans) land on a world and the humans
 are all SCOREI Earth like worldl Lets get exploring before we get out
 competear And the planet starts offing the other aliens right and et, electrid
 storms, hypothermia, tornadoes and the humans are just there. counting
 seconds between riashes, having snowball fights, and just surviving
 To paraphrase one of my favorite bits of a humans are awesome fiction
 megapost you don't know you're from a Death World until you leave it" For a
 ton of reasons, I really like the idea of Earth being Space Australa
 crazy-pages
 Alen: "Tm sorry what did you just say your comfortable temperature range is?
 Human-H0ถesty we can tolerate anywhere from-40 to 50 Celcius but we
 prefer the 0 to 30 range
 AlienI'm sorry, did you just list temperatures below freezing?
 Human: "Yeah, but most of us prefer to throw on scarves or jackets at those
 temperatures it can be a bt nippy
 Other human Nah mate, I knew this guy in college who refused to wear
 anything past his knees and elbows until it was -20 at least.
 Human: Heh
 Alilen And did you also say 50 Celcius? As in, hair way to bolling?"
 Human: Eugh Yes it sucks, we sweat everywhere, and god helip you it you
 Yeah everybody knows someone like that
 touch a seatbelt buckle, but yes
 Aen
 We've got like 50 uninhabitable planets we think you might enjoy
 val tashoth
 Youre telling me that you have. settiements On islands with active
 volcanism?
 well yeah i'm not about to tell Iceland and Hawail how to live their lives
 Actually, it's kind of a tourist attraction
 What, the moften rock?
 Well yeahl It's not every day you see a mountain spew out iquid rocks! The
 best one is Yelowstone, though All these hot springs and geysers from the
 YOU ACTIVELY SEEK OUT ACTIVE SUPERVOLCANOES?
 Shit, man, we swim in the groundwater near them.
 Sounds like the "Damned trlogy by Alan Dean Foster
 the-grand author
 And you say the poles of your world would get as low as negative one
 hundred with wind chit?
 Yup, with blizzards you cant see through every other day just about
 Amazingl when did you manage to send drones that could survive such
 temperatures?
 well, actually
 what?
 ..what?"
 we sent
 no yeah I heard you I just- what? You sent.. HUMANS. to a place one
 hundred degrees below treezing?
 y-yeah
 and they didnt. die?
 Well the first few did
 PEOPLE DIED OF THE COLD AND YOUR SOLUTION WAS TO SEND MORE
 PEOPLE32212121
 But surely you have records of volcanic activity doing tremendous damage to
 human settlements
 Yep. Pompeii is legendary. Entire cities went Towns buried under lava,
 peoples brains boiled in the first rush of heat, loads more kißed by falling
 ah, good, they learned their lesson and didn't build there again
 wel
 Are you serniously telling me this volcano is legendary for kiling several urban
 conurbations and you built on top of it AGAIN?
 In our defence it hasn't actually done it since
 What about earthquake-prone areas? Tell me you're at least vaguely sensibile
 about those
 Oh yeah After the first major earthquake that flattens a city, we budd them
 better
 159.505 notes
Humans are wierd

Humans are wierd