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Technology and Environmental Decision-Making: Climate Change

A subject both complex and controversial, climate change is a problem of global proportions. A Web search engine will return well over one million results for a query about “global climate change.” In spite of—or perhaps because of—this wealth of information, how people view and interpret climate change concepts varies greatly. Understanding the subject enough to understand the various perspectives on climate change is a significant challenge. However, developing this understanding is key, as climate change may be the most critical challenge facing our world today. Decisions made today will have far-reaching, long-standing effects.

This module provides a multi-faceted context for understanding the issues surrounding climate change. It summarizes some of the readily available basic information, presents multiple perspectives on global climate change research and policy, and provides classroom activities that place climate change issues in a context accessible to students. The distinctive contributions of this module to the current body of instructional resources on global climate change include:

A unique combination of perspectives, skills, and tools to help individuals critically evaluate climate change data and controversy;

An integration of basic scientific concepts with potential solutions involving behavioral and technological change; and

The inclusion of the perspectives of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and elsewhere working on the frontier of climate change research.

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Date Of Record Release 2018-07-26 17:52:04
Description A subject both complex and controversial, climate change is a problem of global proportions. A Web search engine will return well over one million results for a query about “global climate change.” In spite of—or perhaps because of—this wealth of information, how people view and interpret climate change concepts varies greatly. Understanding the subject enough to understand the various perspectives on climate change is a significant challenge. However, developing this understanding is key, as climate change may be the most critical challenge facing our world today. Decisions made today will have far-reaching, long-standing effects.

This module provides a multi-faceted context for understanding the issues surrounding climate change. It summarizes some of the readily available basic information, presents multiple perspectives on global climate change research and policy, and provides classroom activities that place climate change issues in a context accessible to students. The distinctive contributions of this module to the current body of instructional resources on global climate change include:

A unique combination of perspectives, skills, and tools to help individuals critically evaluate climate change data and controversy;

An integration of basic scientific concepts with potential solutions involving behavioral and technological change; and

The inclusion of the perspectives of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and elsewhere working on the frontier of climate change research.
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Keyword Climate Change, Education
Date Of Record Creation 2018-07-26 17:49:35
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Date Last Modified 2018-07-26 17:52:04
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2018-07-26 17:49:35 (W3C-DTF)

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