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‘I am starting to panic about my child’s future’: climate scientists wary of starting families

  2024-05-10 in The Guardian

A fifth of female climate scientists who responded to Guardian survey said they had opted to have no or fewer children

  Tagged under: Children

Smoke, heat keeping Canadian kids indoors instead of exercising: report - Greater Victoria News

  2024-05-07 in

Participaction says climate change is not helping in the push to move kids away from their screens

  Tagged under: Children | Canada | Climate Change Impacts | Forest Fires

How the Oil and Gas Industry Smuggles Corporate Propaganda Into Schools

  2024-05-05 by in Rolling Stone - Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage

STEM lesson plans from Discovery Education provide an efficient model for oil and gas companies to indoctrinate children.

  Tagged under: Children

We’re being swallowed by the ocean and running out of freshwater

  2024-05-04 (or before) in UNICEF

The reality of climate change for children in Maldives

  Tagged under: Children

Rapidly rising levels of TFA ‘forever chemical’ alarm experts

  2024-05-01 in The Guardian

Trifluoroacetic acid found in drinking water and rain is thought to damage fertility and child development

  Tagged under: Children

UN-led panel aims to tackle abuses linked to mining for ‘critical minerals’

  2024-04-26 in The Guardian

Panel of nearly 100 countries to draw up guidelines for industries that mine raw materials used in low-carbon technology

  Tagged under: Children

Bangladesh: Extreme heat kicks 33 million children out of schools

  2024-04-25 in The BBC

Bangladesh has closed schools and colleges due to extreme heat for the second year in a row.

  Tagged under: Children

Climate Change Poses a Child Labor ‘Threat Multiplier’ - Bloomberg

  2024-04-24 in Bloomberg

Global warming is exacerbating the conditions that lead to the workplace exploitation of minors. Now there’s a new way to measure it.

  Tagged under: Children

Prenatal exposure to a natural disaster and early development of psychiatric disorders during the preschool years: stress in pregnancy study

  2024-03-27 (or before) in

Background Growing evidence shows an association between in utero exposure to natural disasters and child behavioral problems, but we still know little about the development of specific psychopathol...

  Tagged under: Children

Join UNDP Weather Kids Climate Action for Children's Future

  2024-03-24 (or before) in

Pledge for climate action with UNDP to protect our children's future. Your commitment can change the 2050 outlook. Act now!

  Tagged under: Children

How the UK is falling behind on tackling child poverty

  2024-03-17 (or before) in Financial Times

Almost a third of children in the country are living in relative poverty, which has increased more than any advanced economy

  Tagged under: Children

Palette to paycheck: the Lagos gallery helping children make a living from their art

  2024-03-13 in The Guardian

The Children’s Art Gallery supports young Nigerian artists from low-income families, helping them sell their work around the world and build a better life

  Tagged under: Children | Women and Children | Nigeria | Africa

Testing regime meant to stop toxic chemicals going into NSW landscape products gamed by suppliers

  2024-02-16 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Manufacturers retest contaminated soil fill until it ‘complies’ with regulations and can then be used at childcare centres, schools or parks

  Tagged under: Children

Children’s emergency mental health referrals in England soar by 53%

  2024-02-07 in The Guardian

NHS data exposing a ‘devastating explosion’ of mental illness should be a ‘wake-up call’ for the government, MPs and health leaders say

  Tagged under: Children | Health | Women and Children

Experts lament ‘appalling decline’ in health of under-fives in UK

  2024-02-05 in The Guardian

Academy for Medical Sciences report highlights rising infant mortality, obesity and tooth decay

  Tagged under: Children | Health | Women and Children

Clouds of suffering can have silver linings – reflections on childhood.

  2024-02-04 in Professor Jem Bendell - Deep Adaptation to societal breakdown

I know that when I’m anxious I’m not the wisest or kindest version of myself. Because that is the same for most of us, collapse-anticipators fear how people might make difficult situations a …

  Tagged under: Children | Collapse

Mississippi quits child food program amid Republican ‘welfare state’ attack

  2024-01-13 in The Guardian

Critics condemn ‘cruelty’ of state opting out of federal program to feed children from low-income families during summer break

  Tagged under: Children | US Politics | Women and Children

‘The children screamed for hours’: horrors of Hurricane Otis leave devastation for Acapulco’s poorest

  2023-11-04 in The Guardian

Mexico’s Pacific coast was battered by 165mph winds and torrential rain on 25 October. Thousands lost their homes and many now have too little food or water to survive

  Tagged under: Children | Mexico | Women and Children

Extreme weather events linked to increased child and forced marriages

  2023-09-14 in The Guardian

Researchers say families under stress unable to support daughters and look to marry them off

  Tagged under: Children | Women and Children

In our blood: how the US allowed toxic chemicals to seep into our lives

  2023-09-13 in The Guardian

Many people don’t know the health risks from chemicals in common household products

  Tagged under: Children | PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Health | Women and Children

Warming trends will likely result in major disturbances of networks of forest fungi

  2023-09-08 (or before) in - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Children are taught to leave wild mushrooms alone because of their potential to be poisonous. But trees on the other hand depend on fungi for their well-being.

  Tagged under: Children | Women and Children | Trees

“Business will kill your children:” Was Andrew Forrest’s climate speech really that “loopy”?

  2023-09-03 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

Andrew Forrest has been described as “loopy” and weird for his striking speech that warns “humanity is at risk” and that “business will kill your children.” Just…

  Tagged under: Children | Women and Children

General comment No. 26 (2023) on children’s rights and the environment with a special focus on climate change

  2023-08-30 (or before) in Office of the High Commissioner Human Rights

Committee on the Rights of the Child

  Tagged under: Children | Climate Change | Women and Children

Children have right to clean environment - report - BBC News

  2023-08-29 (or before) in The BBC

The UN says countries must act urgently to protect children from the harmful effects of climate change.

  Tagged under: Children | Climate Change | Women and Children

Children Have a Right to Sue Nations Over Climate, U.N. Panel Says

  2023-08-28 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Children | Women and Children

Fracking Linked to Increased Cases of Lymphoma in Pennsylvania Children, Study Finds - Inside Climate News

  2023-08-16 by in Inside Climate News

Children living within a mile of a natural gas fracking well were up to seven times more likely to suffer from lymphoma, a rare kind of cancer, than those who had no such wells within five miles of their homes, according to a long-awaited study that adds to a growing number of investigations into possible […]

  Tagged under: Children | Fracking | Women and Children

‘What if everybody decided not to have children?’ The philosopher questioning humanity’s future

  2023-07-22 in The Guardian

Émile Torres has become a thorn in the side of the branch of moral philosophy that advocates prioritising our distant descendants. They explain the danger of utopian movements

  Tagged under: Children | Women and Children

Past and projected climate change impacts on heat-related child mortality in Africa - IOPscience

  2023-07-10 (or before) in IOPscience

  Tagged under: Children | Climate Change | Africa | Climate Change Impacts

Opinion | Our Childrens’ Lungs Are Uniquely Vulnerable to All This Wildfire Smoke

  2023-07-02 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Children | Health | Women and Children

Leader of Kenyan waste pickers: ‘We are the backbone of recycling’

  2023-05-13 (or before) in Inkl

After a childhood on the dump, John Chweya wants to ensure rights are enshrined in plastic pollution treaty

  Tagged under: Children

Air pollution causes harm at all stages of life - report - BBC News

  2023-04-18 (or before) in The BBC

The study found exposure to certain particles can lead to miscarriages and stunt children's growth.

  Tagged under: Children | Women and Children

An Afrofuturist School Program Empowers Children to Envision the Future

  2023-03-28 in American Alliance of Museums - American Alliance of Museums

Futurism is a powerful tool to share with kids—equipping them to think about the world they want to live in when they grow up, challenging them to make it better. Today on the blog, Executive Direc…

  Tagged under: Children | Women and Children

We should regulate SUVs out of existence | Financial Times

  2023-03-27 (or before) in Financial Times

They’re not only awful for the climate, they’re also killing pedestrians, including children in driveways

  Tagged under: Children | Women and Children

Children face acute risk amid Malawi’s deadliest cholera outbreak

  2023-03-10 in The Guardian

The disease, which has killed 1,500 people since last March, has been aggravated by heavy rains and an overburdened health system

  Tagged under: Children | Africa | Health | Women and Children

Rochford: Child protection referral lodged after oak tree loss - BBC News

  2023-03-03 (or before) in The BBC

Children are at risk from extra pollution after a 100-year-old tree's removal, a councillor says.

  Tagged under: Children | Women and Children

Breaking the Silence: Kids’ Media Can Step Up On Climate Change - This Is Planet Ed

  2022-12-07 (or before) in

“Breaking the Silence” shows kids’ media has a massive untapped opportunity to meet parent demand, help children navigate the world, and build a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable tomorrow.

  Tagged under: Children | Climate Change | Women and Children

Twelve angry children: young jurors call adults to account for climate crisis in The Trials

  2022-08-04 in The Guardian

Dawn King’s new play at the Donmar imagines a reckoning for environmental chaos, presided over by the kids who inherit the mess. We join the writer and cast, including stars of Heartstopper, in rehearsal

  Tagged under: Children | Activism | Women and Children

‘We just pray for rain’: Niger is in the eye of the climate crisis – and children are starving

  2022-06-20 in The Guardian

Aguié’s clinic is full of malnourished children, with more dying in villages, as the global food crisis worsens years of drought

  Tagged under: Children | Drought | Africa | Women and Children

Here in Poland, “Going Green” Means Burning Even More Coal

  2022-05-27 in The Nation

With parents and children struggling to breathe, climate activism is a matter of life and death.

  Tagged under: Children | Coal | Fossil Fuels | Russia | Women and Children | Activism

Sustainability and climate change: a strategy for the education and children’s services systems

  2022-05-22 (or before) in GOV.UK

  Tagged under: Children | Climate Change | Women and Children | Sustainability

Children on the Road to Nowhere – Watching the World Go Bye

  2022-05-15 (or before) in Eliot Jacobson's Collapse of Everything Blog

  Tagged under: Children | Women and Children

Bangladeshi children leaving school to work due to climate crisis | Climate Crisis News | Al Jazeera

  2022-05-15 (or before) in Al Jazeera

As families migrate after climate-related disasters, UNICEF says 1.7 million of country’s children are now labourers.

  Tagged under: Children | Women and Children

Met Office forecasts a Britain of militia war, bartering and child labour

  2022-01-20 (or before) by in The Times & The Sunday Times

It is 2070 and Britain as we once knew it has vanished. The government has collapsed, the police and justice system no longer exists. Militias control feudal mi

  Tagged under: Children | Collapse

‘A Trash Heap for Our Children’: How Norilsk, in the Russian Arctic, Became One of the Most Polluted Places on Earth - Inside Climate News

  2021-11-28 in Inside Climate News

This article is part of a series produced in partnership with NBC News and Undark Magazine, a non-profit, editorially independent digital magazine exploring the intersection of science and society. It was 2 a.m. and the sun was shining, as it does day and night in mid-July in Norilsk, a Siberian city 200 miles north of the […]

  Tagged under: Children | Arctic | Russia | Women and Children

Intergenerational inequities in exposure to climate extremes | Science

  2021-10-08 in Science | AAAS

Young generations are severely threatened by climate change

  Tagged under: Children | Climate Change | Climate Justice | Women and Children

Young people’s climate anxiety revealed in landmark survey

  2021-09-22 in Nature

Children worldwide worry about the future and feel let down by governments, a huge study on attitudes towards climate change has found. Children worldwide worry about the future and feel let down by governments, a huge study on attitudes towards climate change has found.

  Tagged under: Children | Climate Anxiety and Grief | Women and Children

The Climate Crisis is a Child Rights Crisis

  2021-08-20 (or before) in UNICEF

Introducing the Children’s Climate Risk Index

  Tagged under: Children | Women and Children

If children are to live with the climate crisis, we must green the curriculum | Meryl Batchelder

  2021-08-19 in The Guardian

Sustainability and the environment should be a thread running through every subject, says science teacher Meryl Batchelder

  Tagged under: Children | Women and Children | Sustainability

Climate crisis: our children face wars over food and water, EU deputy warns

  2021-04-30 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Frans Timmermans says older people need to make sacrifices to protect the future

  Tagged under: Children | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Women and Children

Evidence of Fracking Chemicals Found in Bodies of Pennsylvania Children

  2021-03-23 by in Truthout - Fearless Independent Journalism

One 9-year-old had 91 times the average level of biomarkers for toluene, a chemical that can damage livers and kidneys.

  Tagged under: Children | Fracking | Women and Children

CIFF: Children's Investment Fund Foundation

  2021-03-05 (or before) in CIFF: Children's Investment Fund Foundation

  Tagged under: Children | Women and Children

Juliana v. United States — Our Children's Trust

  2021-02-16 (or before) in Our Children's Trust

  Tagged under: Children | Women and Children

The life-altering effects heat is having on American children

  2021-02-16 in The Guardian

Global heating takes a disproportionate toll on Black and Latino children – and the danger begins before they are even born

  Tagged under: Children | Women and Children

Eco-reproductive concerns in the age of climate change - Climatic Change

  2020-11-27 (or before) in Springer Verlag

Media reports and public polls suggest that young people in many countries are increasingly factoring climate change into their reproductive choices, but empirical evidence about this phenomenon is lacking. This article reviews the scholarship on this subject and discusses the results of the first empirical study focused on it, a quantitative and qualitative survey of 607 US-Americans between the ages of 27 and 45. While 59.8% of respondents reported being “very” or “extremely concerned” about the carbon footprint of procreation, 96.5% of respondents were “very” or “extremely concerned&r...

  Tagged under: Children | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Women and Children | Climate Change Mitigation

Climate ‘apocalypse’ fears stopping people having children – study

  2020-11-27 in The Guardian

Survey of 600 people finds some parents regret having offspring for same reason

  Tagged under: Children | Health | Women and Children

Half of child psychiatrists surveyed say patients have environment anxiety

  2020-11-20 in The Guardian

Research finds young people in England feel growing distress about the future of the planet

  Tagged under: Children | Health | Climate Anxiety and Grief

Reuters finds 3,810 U.S. areas with lead poisoning double Flint’s

  2020-09-01 (or before) in Reuters

Since last year, Reuters has obtained neighborhood-level blood lead testing results for 34 states and the District of Columbia. This data allows the public its first hyper-local look at communities where children tested positive for lead exposure in recent years.

  Tagged under: Children | USA | Louisiana | California | Health | Women and Children

Coronavirus shows us it’s time to rethink everything. Let's start with education | George Monbiot

  2020-05-12 in The Guardian

The pandemic is a tough lesson in the workings of the natural world – and proves how vital a knowledge of ecology really is, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Children | Women and Children

Young people face 'altered world', say lawyers in child climate case

  2020-05-06 by in The Straits Times - Breaking News, Lifestyle & Multimedia News

LONDON (THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION) - Young people face a "fundamentally altered world" that threatens their human rights and safety unless governments take effective action to curb climate change, lawyers for Greta Thunberg and other child climate activists said on Tuesday (May 5). . Read more at

  Tagged under: Children | Greta Thunberg | Activism | Climate Change

Greta Thunberg and children's group hit back at attempt to throw out climate case

  2020-05-05 in The Guardian

Brazil, France and Germany say UN can’t hear complaint against five countries of flouting child rights to clean air

  Tagged under: Children | Greta Thunberg | Brazil | Germany | France | Women and Children

World failing to provide children with a healthy life and a climate fit for their future: WHO-UNICEF-Lancet

  2020-02-19 (or before) in World Health Organisation

No single country is adequately protecting children’s health, their environment and their futures, finds a landmark report released today by a Commission of over 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world. As climate and commercial threats intensify, WHO-UNICEF-Lancet Commission presses for radical rethink on child health. 

  Tagged under: Children | Health | Women and Children

The world is failing to ensure children have a 'liveable planet', report finds

  2020-02-19 in The Guardian

Children with tiny carbon footprint suffer twofold from poor health and effects of the climate crisis

  Tagged under: Children | Health | Women and Children

CHILDREN Of The Ignorant : New Zealand Schools To Terrify Children About The ‘Climate Crisis’

  2020-01-14 in Anthropogenic Climate - TRACKING ANTHROPOGENIC CLIMATE ALARMISM

“The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” – Abraham Lincoln “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will nev…

  Tagged under: Children | Women and Children

Apple and Google named in US lawsuit over Congolese child cobalt mining deaths

  2019-12-16 in The Guardian

Dell, Microsoft and Tesla also among tech firms named in case brought by families of children killed or injured while mining in DRC

  Tagged under: Children | Tesla | Congo | Cobalt | Africa | Women and Children

The Human Rights of Children Depend on Urgent Climate Action - The WorldPost - Berggruen Institute

  2019-12-10 (or before) in Berggruen Institute

Failing to stop fossil fuel production violates children’s rights to life and health.

  Tagged under: Children | Health | Women and Children

Child miners aged four at Congo cobalt mine | Daily Mail Online

  2019-12-01 (or before) in Daily Mail Online

Dorsen, just eight, is one of 40,000 children working daily in the mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The terrible price they will pay for our clean air is ruined health and a likely early death.

  Tagged under: Children | Congo | Cobalt | Health | Women and Children

The 2019 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: ensuring that the health of a child born today is not defined by a changing climate

  2019-11-14 (or before) in The Lancet

The Lancet Countdown is an international, multidisciplinary collaboration, dedicated to monitoring the evolving health profile of climate change, and providing an independent assessment of the delivery of commitments made by governments worldwide under the Paris Agreement.

  Tagged under: Children | Climate Change | Health

Climate crisis will affect lifelong health of young, warn doctors

  2019-11-13 in The Guardian

Lancet Countdown tracks impacts of global heating covering disease, wildfires and malnutrition

  Tagged under: Children | Wildfires | Health | Women and Children

Heathrow expansion violates climate rights of children, say lawyers

  2019-10-17 in The Guardian

Appeal court to hear fresh challenge against plans for construction of third runway

  Tagged under: Children | Activism | Greenhouse Gases | Air Travel | Women and Children

Greta Thunberg, 15 kids file UN complaint to force nations to fight climate change

  2019-09-23 in Climate Liability News

print By Karen Savage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and 15 other young people from around the world have filed a human rights complaint against  five countries for continuing to promote fossil fuels and failing to reduce carbon emissions. The group has asked the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) to …

  Tagged under: Children | Litigation | Climate Change | United Nations | Greta Thunberg | Activism

Parents told not to terrify children over climate change as rising numbers treated for 'eco-anxiety'

  2019-09-17 (or before) in The Telegraph

Rising numbers of children are being treated for “eco-anxiety”, experts have said, as they warn parents against “terrifying” their youngsters with talk of climate catastrophe.

  Tagged under: Children | Climate Change | Climate Anxiety and Grief | Women and Children

UK is 'sleepwalking into crisis of childhood', charity warns

  2019-07-08 in The Guardian

Action for Children found young people struggle to fit in and worry about issues such as Brexit

  Tagged under: Children | Women and Children

'Hell is coming': week-long heatwave begins across Europe

  2019-06-24 in The Guardian

Temperatures could hit 40C from Spain to Switzerland, with authorities urging children and older people to stay indoors

  Tagged under: Children | Spain | Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Women and Children | France

Climate crisis: today’s children face lives with tiny carbon footprints

  2019-04-10 in The Guardian

Next generation must keep their own carbon levels at a fraction of their grandparents’ in order to prevent catastrophe

  Tagged under: Children | Greenhouse Gases | Women and Children

Capitalism is destroying the Earth. We need a new human right for future generations | George Monbiot

  2019-03-15 in The Guardian

The children on climate strike are right: their lives should not be sacrificed to satisfy our greed, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Children | Capitalism | Women and Children

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