Does a Few Degrees C of Global Warming Matter? or Understanding and Using Simple Climate Models, the 2019 Current Climate Change Workshop for High School Teachers, University of Washington, 18 May 2019.
By Miriam Bertram, Workshop Facilitator
As global warming continues, and the resultant impacts on the biosphere become increasingly apparent, our young people are taking to the streets to demand political action. As these young people traverse the educational system, they need coursework and context for understanding and changing the future, for understanding what they are marching to achieve.
Congratulations Becky Alexander, our new PCC Director
Welcome to Becky Alexander, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, our new Program on Climate Change Director. She and her group study how aerosol formation and the oxidative capacity of the atmosphere change in response to both climate change and anthropogenic activities. Thank you to the many members of the PCC community who provided thoughtful input during this selection process.
How do you solve a problem like (teaching) climate change? Through problem-based learning!
What if we could offset the harms of global warming by spraying particles in the stratosphere or artificially increasing Arctic sea ice? Even if ideas like these were feasible, what might the unintended consequences be? And if there are “winners” and “losers” for a given proposal, who gets to decide what is to be done?Read more