How to Talk to Your Kids about Climate Change: Turning Angst Into Action (Paperback)

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Building grit and hope in the face of the climate emergency

With catastrophic global warming already baked into the climate system, today's children face a future entirely unlike that of their parents. Yet how can we maintain hope and make a difference in the face of overwhelming evidence of the climate crisis?

Help is at hand. Written by Harriet Shugarman - the Climate Mama and trusted advisor to parents - How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change provides tools and strategies for parents to explain the climate emergency to their children and galvanize positive action. Coverage includes:

  • The unvarnished realities of the climate emergency, where we are at, and how we got here
  • Strategies for talking to kids of different ages about the climate crisis, including advice from engaged parents on the ground
  • How to maintain our own hope and that of our children
  • A list of practical actions families can take to tackle the climate change crisis
  • Ideas for helping children follow their passions in pursuit of a livable, just, and sustainable world.

A lifeline for parents who are feeling overwhelmed with fear and grief, this book provides both hope and practical ways to engage children in pursuit of a better world that is still possible.


  • SILVER 2020 Nautilus Book Awards: Parenting & Family
  • SILVER 2020 Benjamin Franklin Awards - Parenting & Family
  • FINALIST 2020 Foreword INDIES: Family & Relationships

About the Author

Harriet Shugarman is Executive Director of ClimateMama, professor of Global Climate Change Policy and World Sustainability, and Chair of the Climate Reality Project, NYC Metro Chapter. She is a nationally recognized influencer, connector, and trusted messenger for parents on solutions to our climate crisis. A recipient of the prestigious Climate Reality Green Ring Award and praised by Al Gore as "an outstanding Climate Reality Leader who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to her role as a climate communicator and activist." She lives in New York and shares her message of hope and action at

Product Details
ISBN: 9780865719361
ISBN-10: 0865719365
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Publication Date: May 12th, 2020
Pages: 192
Language: English