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Project on Climate Change Communication

Project on Climate Change Communication
April 09 2014 | Research Reports New Commentary Urges Climate Scientists to “Set the Record Straight” We just published a commentary in Earth’s Future, a new online, open-access journal published by the American Geophysical Union. The commentary is entitled: “Climate Scientists Need to Set the Record Straight: There is a scientific consensus that human-caused climate change is happening.” In the commentary, we argue that the climate science community needs to do more to communicate the scientific consensus because: (a) most Americans don’t know there is a scientific consensus on this point; (b) this lack of awareness undermines people’s engagement in the issue; and (c) research by our team – and others – has shown that simple messages that communicate this basic scientific conclusion are highly effective, especially with political conservatives. We encourage you to download the commentary and join the effort to set the record straight. Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Topics Related:  Éducation CCSustainability

Learn Québec Find out more about LEARN by watching a short video. LEARN (Leading English Education and Resource Network) is a non-profit educational foundation supported in part by funding from the Quebec-Canada Entente for Minority Language Education that: offers e-learning services and support to all English school boards, private schools, community organizations and the private sector in rural and urban settings;supports and promotes pedagogical collaboration and innovation using information technology, and works to model best practices; andpublishes quality learning materials to support educators who are implementing competency-based practices in the classroom.The executive is composed of Michael Canuel (CEO) and the following directors: Margaret Dupuis (Online Learning), Christine Truesdale (Educational Technology), Bev White (Studies and Community Development). Vision To be a Beacon for Excellence in Education Mission Values Leadership, Innovation, Responsiveness, Openness, Equity Guiding Principles

The Earth Institute - Columbia University Exploring Science in the Field from Pole to Pole Company Donates 330,000 Bed Nets to Help Fight Malaria in Africa Lords of the Past Ancient Rocks, Modern Problem Sustainability Management Alum Works to Bring Electric Vehicles to NYC Apr18 2014 Spring Diversity Lecture Sustainability Essentials Training Drilling to find the originsof the South China Sea The Path to Sustainable Development Faculty Profile: Ruth DeFries The Climate Group What You Can Do At School | Climate Change Did You Know? By 2015, consumer electronics and small appliances will be responsible for almost 30% of all household electricity use. In 2020, the average home is expected to be 5% larger and will rely on even more electricity-powered electronics. (EIA) Students, educators and school administrators can all play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Here is a directory of some education and action-planning resources to help you: Students Middle school students: Explore climate science and solutions Explore A Student's Guide to Global Climate Change to learn more about the science and impacts of climate change. Educators Teach students about climate change and ecosystems Use the teacher resources on EPA's Students Guide to Climate Change. Administrators Save money and the environment The least efficient schools use three times more energy than the best energy performers.

Assess the U.S. Climate | Scientific assessments are essential tools for linking science and decision making. They survey and synthesize science, within and between disciplines and across sectors and regions. They highlight key knowledge that can improve policy choices and identify significant gaps that can limit effective decision making. Assessments also track progress by identifying changes in the condition of the Earth, changes in human response, and advances in science over time. Assessments have been integral components of USGCRP since our inception. We have a legal mandate to conduct a National Climate Assessment (NCA) every four years, the third and most recent of which was released in May 2014. The NCA: An emerging area of focus for USGCRP is strengthening our capacity to conduct assessments on a sustained basis. More information:

Citizens Climate Lobby | Creating the political will for a sustainable climate. National School Climate Center Local Organic Food | Serving Michigan with Organic Grocery Delivery of Produce & Organic Food | Door to Door Organics Scientists say united on global warming, at odds with public view High School Climate Challenge | Clean Air Champions High School Climate Challenge (HSCC) is an innovative program providing high school communities with the tools to assess and reduce their school’s carbon footprint and contribute to climate change solutions and sustainable schools. Our carbon calculator and associated resources will support students in developing concrete and relevant action plans. Students input data on electricity, heating, paper, waste, water, refrigerants and land use to track and calculate school greenhouse gas emissions. Our resources support a multitude of climate actions that you can take in your school. Interested in getting your school, class or club involved? 1. 2. 3.

ESA21: Home Les paramètres connus du changement climatique Brise-glace Louis-Saint-Laurent dans Resolute Bay, territoire du Nunavut, Canada (74°42’ N – 95°18’ O). POTSDAM – Le philosophe Daniel Dennett a déjà comparé la science à la structure d’une gigantesque pyramide. Sa base comprend la masse des connaissances bien établies, celles qui ne sont plus controversées et qui font rarement l’objet de discussions en dehors des cercles scientifiques. Des études plus récentes s’empilent au sommet de la pyramide, où la plupart de débats publics se déroulent. Cette métaphore sied comme un gant à la recherche dans le domaine des changements climatiques, et mérite d’être gardée à l’esprit pour la lecture du dernier rapport du Groupe d’experts intergouvernementaux sur l’évolution du climat (GIEC) publié par les Nations Unies. Nous savons également avec certitude que les émissions provenant des activités humaines ont substantiellement augmenté la quantité de gaz à effet de serre (surtout le dioxyde de carbone) dans l’atmosphère.

Air Quality & Climate Change Tools for Schools - Halton Region Halton Region Health Promotion & Education Air Quality & Climate Change Tools for Schools Grade 9 - 12 Grade 5 - 8 Primary - Grade 4 Additional Tools Contacts Halton Region 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville Ontario, Canada, L6M 3L1 Phone: Dial 311 or Toll free: 1-866-442-5866 Email Halton Region Halton Region » Living in Halton » Public Health » Environmental Health » Air Quality (Outdoor) » Health Promotion & Education » Air Quality & Climate Change Tools for Schools Air Quality & Climate Change Tools for Schools Tools for Schools is a one-stop-shop to help teachers and students access air quality and climate change data and resources. These pages are intended to increase student awareness and understanding of the impact of air pollution and climate change on human health. Your school is encouraged to take advantage of these new resources and join efforts to positively influence air quality and address climate change in Halton. Air & Climate Resources Your Privacy and Our Website Terms of use