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Obama Suggests Teachers 'Weave' Climate Change Into Science and Social Studies Lessons


"Kids instinctively understand..."

President Barack Obama on Thursday suggested teachers "weave" climate change into their science and social studies lessons.

Obama held a Twitter Q&A at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, where one question posed to him was: "How do you suggest teachers approach discussing climate change in a classroom setting?"

Obama replied: "Kids instinctively understand importance of environment, impact on animals, health. Weave it into science and social studies."

Obama received the Federal Emergency Management Agency's annual hurricane seasonal outlook and met with state agency heads from Florida, North Carolina and Virginia.

Another Twitter questioner asked: "Mr ‪@POTUS, in the state of the union speech you said that climate change is a national security issue. Can you explain why it is?"

Obama responded: "More severe weather events lead to displacement, scarcity, stressed populations; all increase likelihood of global conflict."

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