IN THE NEWS: Wes Moore on the Climate Crisis: ‘Make Generational Change in Order to Bend the Curve’

Wes Moore on the Climate Crisis: ‘Make Generational Change in Order to Bend the Curve’

By Josh Kurtz

On the day Democratic gubernatorial contender Wes Moore sat down with Maryland Matters to discuss climate change, in late October, the state coincidentally was being lashed by powerful storms. Several Maryland communities were experiencing near-record flooding, and schools in at least five jurisdictions were closed due to the extreme weather.

The latter fact especially exasperated Moore — and made the conversation about the ravages of a warming planet anything but theoretical. He said it seems inevitable that more classroom time will be lost to extreme weather.

“These are real issues. These are serious issues,” Moore said. “And when you consider that we’ve had children who have already had such a complicated period over these previous 16 months, and educational problems. We’ve had kids who have not had a stable academic situation, and we all understand the complications of that, with chronic absences and interruptions of instruction. Now we’re talking about the role the environment has been playing in this as well.”

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