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NCSE has long focused upon defending and promoting the teaching of evolution and the nature of science. Why are we now adding climate change to this list?
Teaching about the science of climate change, both in formal and in informal education, is necessary in order for future citizens to be able to make scientifically informed decisions about the consequences of climate change. Yet climate is often absent from the public school science classroom. There are various reasons for its absence — and, correspondingly, there are different solutions.
Even with the decreasing importance of print media, letters to the editor of your local newspaper are a good way to help to defend climate change education. Following are a few time-tested principles for writing effective letters to the editor.
A controversy over climate change education may involve a public hearing before policymakers — a meeting of a local sc
7) Climate change will have consequences for the Earth system and human lives.
6) Human activities are impacting the climate system.
The sixth principle is based on the overwhelm
5) Our understanding of the climate system is improved through observations, theoretical studies, and modeling.
The fifth principle provides the context for answering the
4) Climate varies over space and time through both natural and human processes.
3) Life on Earth depends on, is shaped by, and affects climate.
The third principle discusses where biology and climate meet.
2) Climate is regulated by complex interactions among components of the Earth system.