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Leading Climate Change Expert Joins NCSE Board

Founder of Pacific Institute joins forces with NCSE

UPDATE: Dr. Gleick will not be joining the NCSE board. See Source of Heartland leak steps forward.

Why is NCSE Now Concerned with Climate Change?

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?

Why Climate Change Isn't Taught: Problems and Solutions

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.

Tips for writing a public letter

Self-portrait, by Samuel van Hoogstraten

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.

Testifying before policymakers

People at a public meeting testifying: Source: NRELPeople testifying at a public meeting: Source: NREL

A controversy over climate change education may involve a public hearing before policymakers — a meeting of a local sc

Choices About the Climate

7) Climate change will have consequences for the Earth system and human lives.

By learning more about the climate, these students prepare themselves for the choices society will make about climate change in years to come.

Human Activities are Impacting the Climate

6) Human activities are impacting the climate system.

A satellite image of Florida, showing a plume of smoke from a large brush fire.A satellite image of Florida, showing a plume of smoke from a large brush fire.

The sixth principle is based on the overwhelm

Studying the Climate

5) Our understanding of the climate system is improved through observations, theoretical studies, and modeling.

Output from a model of global atmospheric circulation.Output from a model of global atmospheric circulation.

The fifth principle provides the context for answering the

Climate Variability

4) Climate varies over space and time through both natural and human processes.

A satellite image shows the tracks in the atmosphere and ocean left by ships sailing across the Atlantic.A satellite image shows the tracks in the atmosph

Climate and Life

3) Life on Earth depends on, is shaped by, and affects climate.

A leaf with sunlight shining through it.A leaf with sunlight shining through it.

The third principle discusses where biology and climate meet.

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