Climate change education aims educated human beings who think critically with rich information about a wide range of world situations. This kind of persons displays an ability to imagine the predicaments of many types of people and think reflectively. They take care of themselves and their culture, the globe as a whole as well as the possibilities of future generations. They are strong enough being a part of a solution instead of staying a part of a problem in climate change.

Climate change education aims at increasing awareness of interconnectedness. It applies systems thinking. According to the systems view human beings are part of natural systems first, living thing second, human beings third, members of society and culture fourth, and particular individuals fifth. Without the well-functioning biosphere there can be no society, and without society there can be no societal functions, including economy. The economy is a sub-system of larger but finite planet Earth.

The philosophical principles of climate change education can be applied to real life by good maxims such as first walk, then bike, then ride. Walking and cycling is better for health and climate. It combines egoistic and altruistic goals of life. Egoism and altruism are intangible.