Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science - A Guide for Individuals and Communities

From the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), "The Essential Principles of Climate Science" presents important introductory information about the Earth's climate, impacts of climate change, and approaches for adapting and mitigating change. This climate science literacy guide identifies the essential principles and fundamental concepts for individuals and communities to understand the Earth’s climate system. It intends to improve the ability to make informed decisions about activities that increase vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, and to take the steps to reduce those vulnerabilities. The guide can also serve educators who teach climate science as part of their science curricula.


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Publication Date: March 2009

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