Climate Change is a hot-button topic today and one that requires skill to examine and grasp different viewpoints. This book introduces readers to multiple perspectives on the topic and encourages them to objectively view local, national, and global connections to help them form knowledgeable points of view. Teacher’s guide available.
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Table of Contents
Global Impact 4
What is climate change? How does it affect individuals, communities, and nations around the world? Why is it important to get and stay informed about this?
Approaching an Issue 8
Why you need to look at different perspectives and interpretations. What can you learn from the history of the topic? Different sources of information; taking bias into account; and making sense of statistics.
The Big Picture 14
Questions to ask and answers to understand and interpret. The core issues, problems, and possible solutions. What are the effects of climate change around the world?
Information Literacy 22
Building up your knowledge, and how to sort and evaluate information. Perspectives on the subject, ranging from those of governments and industries to nonprofit organizations and ordinary citizens.
Staying Informed 34
Recommended starter source materials. The current state of climate change, including global initiatives to reduce the problem.
Plan of Action 40
Guidelines and strategies for staying informed, forming your own opinion, and how you can help minimize climate change.
Source Notes 46
Find Out More 47