"The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), established by the United Nations and World Meteorological Organization, has determined with a 90% confidence interval that humans have very likely influenced a net warming to the Earth from the increase of greenhouse gases, aerosols and land use changes. This warming has caused the amount of ice on Earth to continue to decrease and sea levels to rise. In addition, extreme precipitation events are happening more often in selected regions. How can we engage students and increase attention and interest for more information on these facts? Student learning can be fostered in classroom settings.
Modelling programs support assessments for water supply, coastal zone and tropical cyclones. How can we reach out and increase community interest? How can we connect people with what is happening locally and how this is linked with the global trends?
The last few decades have seen tremendous efforts collecting and distributing scientific data to better understand trends and future projections/scenarios of climate change and how to adapt to those changes. As science advances, societal awareness growthremains a puzzle.How we teach our youth will help them to educate others.
This will allow effectiveness as they serve as growth models to theirfamily members and society. Is there understanding in public knowledge of climate change? People drive political motivations.
An informed public, from students to family and friends, can influence political decisions. Potential pollutershave political motivations to portray climate change as an illusion. Clear communication of scientific knowledge can empower people to safely steer future generations out of harm’s way – sharing understanding fosters more of the same."