It is never too early to inspire others to think about the role of renewable energy in powering a zero-carbon world.
Climate change is a complex issue, with constantly evolving technologies, solutions and innovative ideas. That means there is no single FAQ you can visit to get up to speed, as new inventions and different approaches are happening day to day. Even for those wind energy leaders featured in this book – the learning never stops!
It’s also a scary issue. When people talk about global warming, icebergs melting and sea levels rising, it’s hard not to fear the worst and worry about how the planet will change during your own lifetime. “Climate anxiety” is now recognised as a real struggle faced by kids and adults when thinking about the risks of climate change.
What helps is starting a dialogue with others in your community, whether that means adults in your family, other kids at school or your wider online/offline network. Sharing, challenging and testing ideas can help to build your own critical thinking skills and shape your worldview. And it also means that you’re not alone in worrying about this issue.
So why not start a focused discussion on climate change and clean energy? We provide here a few “sparks” for discussion, or thought-provoking questions which can help to start a productive conversation. We don’t provide any suggested answers here (although some of the other resources and links in this section should help), as the element of discovery is all part of the learning journey!