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CURRENT EVENT | APRIL 18, 2022

Climate Change Solutions Require Swift Action

The most recent United Nations report on climate change highlights solutions to the crisis of the warming planet but says countries must act quickly. The report urges a fast shift to clean sources of energy and away from carbon-producing fossil fuels, and explains some of the tools available to accomplish that shift. Listen to hear a climate scientist respond to the report and explain why she believes it offers hope.

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Story Length: 5:28

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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