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Communicating Climate Change

Annotated resources for teaching climate change from interdisciplinary perspectives. Contributions are welcomed by the sponsor, NSF EPSCoR, and initial contributors Dr. Y. Houy, UNLV Honors College, and Dr. P. Starkweather, UNLV School of Life Science.

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This annotated guide to resources useful for understanding and communicating climate science and climate change risks is designed as an openly available and easily expandable resource guide for instructors and students.

We invite you to add materials that may contribute to understanding and teaching climate change. Please contact Marianne Buehler, Urban Sustainability Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas at marianne.buehler@unlv.edu.

Introduction to This Resource Guide

Climate change has been called the “defining issue of our era” by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, yet the general public remains largely uninformed about the basic science of climate change and unresponsive about implementing necessary changes in human behavior to minimize climate change risks. Communicating climate science and the risks to global ecosystems, economic development, and political stability due to global warming is crucial to effect the necessary changes in production and consumption habits to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This annotated guide to resources useful for understanding and communicating climate science and climate change risks is supported by the National Science Foundation, grant number EPS-0814372, and is designed as an openly available and easily expandable resource guide for instructors and students, with initial annotations by Dr. Y. Houy of the UNLV Honors College, with significant input by Dr. P. Starkweather of the UNLV School of Life Science, and help from M. Buehler, UNLV Urban Sustainability Librarian. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations in this guide are those of the authors, and do not reflect those of the National Science Foundation necessarily.

We invite you to add materials that may contribute to understanding and teaching the complexity of this “defining issue” and how to respond to it productively. Please contact the administrator of this libguide, Marianne Buehler, Urban Sustainability Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas at marianne.buehler@unlv.edu.

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