Saturday, April 24, 2010

Climate Literacy: "The Essential Principles of Climate Sciences"

Thirteen departments and agencies participate in the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). Check out the thirteen departments or agencies by clicking here, and follow the links to learn more about their research into climate change.

The United States Global Change Research Program has a brochure on their Resources link about climate science that can be downloaded (high resolution or low resolution brochure):

"The Essential Principles of Climate Science" presents important information for individuals and communities to understand Earth's climate, impacts of climate change, and approaches for adapting and mitigating change. Principles in the guide can serve as discussion starters or launching points for scientific inquiry. The guide can also serve educators who teach climate science as part of their science curricula.
Development of the guide began at a workshop sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Multiple science agencies, non-governmental organizations, and numerous individuals also contributed through extensive review and comment periods. Discussion at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NOAA-sponsored Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Literacy workshop contributed substantially to the refinement of the document.

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