"We are moving past the time when we can rely on a cadre of environmental experts to fix our environmental problems. With most environmental issues becoming more complex and difficult to manage, and with the preponderance of pollution shifting toward problems caused by individuals and small entities, a stronger and wider public understanding of environmental science and related issues is a growing necessity."
The issue of global climate change requires Americans to understand the human-created challenges facing our world and the options facing our nation moving forward. It is projected that major societal change will be needed in response to global warming. To that end, each of us may be called upon to make changes to reduce the impact on the environment.
The No Child Left Inside Act would ensure that students have a basic environmental literacy, equipping them to understand key environmental challenges, including global climate change.