United States Senator Edward Markey says he wants to help educate young people about climate change.
The Massachusetts Democrat filed legislation last week that would require the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to create a climate change education program for all age levels.
Markey says the program would explore solutions to climate change, the dangers of a warming world and how changes in daily routines can have a global impact.
The legislation would also establish a grant program to support public outreach programs that improve access to renewable energy jobs.
The bill is co-sponsored by fellow Democratic senators Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts; Al Franken, of Minnesota; Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, of California; Jeanne Shaheen, of New Hampshire; Jeff Merkley, of Oregon; and Kirsten Gillibrand, of New York.