- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 28, 2015

Saying that children “instinctively” understand the importance of the environment, President Obama said Thursday that climate change should be taught in schools and “weaved” into science and social studies classes.

During a Twitter question-and-answer session, the president responded to about a dozen tweets, most about climate change. One tweet asked Mr. Obama how he believes children should be educated on environmental issues such as global warming.

“Kids instinctively understand importance of environment, impact on animals, health. Weave it into science and social studies,” the president said via his @POTUS Twitter account.

Mr. Obama conducted the Twitter session from the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The president toured the center Thursday and said climate change will make hurricanes and other storms more devastating.

“We’re also focusing on making ourselves more resilient to the impacts of a changing climate that are having significant effects on both the pace and intensity of some of these storms,” he said. “The best climate scientists in the world are telling us that extreme weather events like hurricanes are likely to become more powerful. When you combine stronger storms with rising seas, that’s a recipe for more devastating floods. Climate change didn’t cause Hurricane Sandy, but it might have made it stronger.”

• Ben Wolfgang can be reached at bwolfgang@washingtontimes.com.

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