Female scientists in the US have teamed up to create a campaign, Science Moms, aimed at empowering mothers to take action to protect the planet while also helping them to demystify climate science.
Science Moms was set up to help mothers who are concerned about climate change, but aren’t confident in their knowledge about climate change or how they can help.
The campaign launched earlier this year by a group of six female scientists based in the US, who are also mothers. One of the Science Moms founders, Emily Fischer, a professor at Colorado State University and mother of two girls, believes that taking climate action is no different than taking her kids to the dentist, and sees both as part of her responsibility to protect her children’s wellbeing.
Emily Fischer said: “If you want something done for kids, you ask a mom. So we want to help moms feel like this is their issue and they can talk about it, and they can reach out to their elected officials and push on this issue so that we have real science-based decision making and sufficient reductions in carbon pollution to actually address the issue.”
The Science Moms website provides a range of resources for parents including short videos on how to explain climate science to kids, facts that debunk climate myths, book recommendations, and offers ways to get involved, including a sample letter to send to a member of Congress.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living.