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Nick News: Kids and the Impact of Climate Change

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Star-studded climate change primer inspires kids to act.

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This special is a great first introduction to climate change for tweens interested in understanding what buzzwords like "global warming" actually mean and how it impacts their lives. Curious kids (i.e. all kids) will enjoy learning more about something they've probably heard about but don't fully understand. Tweens will like seeing some of their favorite celebrities as well as delightful kid reporter Rory Hu. The special does a good job of empowering kids to take an active role in environmentalism. It balances the focus on small environmentally-friendly actions individual kids can take and larger activism efforts they can get involved with. 'Kids and the Impact of Climate Change' strikes a hopeful tone and will encourage many kids to get involved and nag their parents to do the same.

Jamie Yuccas is a capable host, though less captivating than beloved retired Nick News host Linda Ellerbee. The special's one flaw is just how much content it covers. Climate change topics are unwieldy (even for grown-ups) and the science may go over some kids' heads since the explanations don't go super in depth. Some of the segments aren't really related to climate change and are more general-environmentalism focused. Overall, the special is a great entry point on the topic, and parents can expect it to start some interesting conversations.

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