Much of our learning comes from stories passed down from generation to generation. So what kind of story can we tell about climate science that's easily understood by beginners? Noah's Ark is a pretty obvious one but so long ago and so slowly are the effects of climate change felt that it has little meaning in modern times. We all know the animals went in two by two for reasons not lost on Biology Science Beginners because nothing's changed since the even older story of Adam and Eve.

But here's the thing. We need to construct a story based on what science is telling us now and not what happened four millennia ago.

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 thoubut before we get down to the serious business of climate change in our lifetimes, let's look at how story is defined by the dictionary:

​Story (1): 
1. an account of imaginary or real people and events told for entertainment.

​2. an account of past events in someone's life or in the development of something.

If you're really daring, you can even help expand Cottenham Wikipedia to gain a permanent place in the village's History in the Making Project, from a small island community in Roman times, to a permanent medieval village in the Middle Ages of the 5th-15th centuries, to Silicon Fen-Edge Village of the Year in 2020 at (Beta).

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