Here’s a gem from Sandra Steingraber, "The Big Talk," on how to talk to kids about climate change (or "how to tell a six-year-old where all the birds and bees have gone").

She discusses this tricky topic in greater depth with Orion magazine editor Hal Clifford in this audio interview. This is essential listening for any parent with youngsters because most kids know by now what’s going on and need to hear from their parents about it. It’s arguably tougher than the "birds and the bees" talk because there’s no tidy reason for why the adults are fooling with the global climate. But you’ll find company in this conversation.