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Teaching global climate change

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ABSTRACT

Although there is strong consensus among scientists that global climate change is real and dangerous, and there is increasing belief of this among the general public, there still remains a significant gap between scientific opinion and that of the public. The academic environmental community, therefore, has a clear opportunity and responsibility to teach the facts of global climate change, particularly to non-environmental majors, those people who are the voters of the future. The article presents several ideas along these lines, and calls for a revitalized effort to teach climate change to undergraduate students.

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McGowan, A. (2013) Teaching global climate change. Natural Science, 5, 120-123. doi: 10.4236/ns.2013.51A018.

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