Calif. to require climate change education for students

It is the third state to mandate it for elementary through high school.
Downtown Los Angeles is shrouded in early morning coastal fog and smog on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed legislation that requires grades one through 12 to study the causes and effects of climate change.

The bill, signed into law Sunday, requires a course of study to emphasize the causes and effects of climate change as well as methods to mitigate and adapt to its effects. The measure also requires the appropriate coursework to be offered to students by the 2024-25 school year.

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