Climate Literacy: Research and Evaluation at the Intersection of Barriers, Science Literacy, and Misconceptions I

Session ID#: 8024

Session Description:
Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time, yet common misconceptions about climate science and concerns about the policy implications create barriers to understanding, taking action, or teaching climate change.  We invite researchers, educators, lifelong learners, and practitioners to submit papers that shed light on the foundations of these misconceptions and barriers, and how to best address them.  What models are effective in changing both understanding and behavior?  How can we best support the teachers? How can this knowledge be extended to all learners?
Primary Convener:  Minda Berbeco, National Center for Science Education, Oakland, CA, United States
Conveners:  Dr. Mona Behl, The University of Georgia, The Georgia Sea Grant College Program, Athens, GA, United States, Hilarie B Davis, Technology for Learning Consortium, Inc., North Kingstown, RI, United States and Laura F Tenenbaum, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Chairs:  Minda Berbeco, National Center for Science Education, Oakland, CA, United States and Dr. Mona Behl, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States
OSPA Liaison:  Minda Berbeco, National Center for Science Education, Oakland, CA, United States

  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • PA - Public Affairs
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Anne E Egger, Central Washington University, Geological Sciences and Science Education, Ellensburg, WA, United States
Juliette N Rooney-varga1, Kenneth Rath2, Andrew Jones3, Ellie Johnston3 and John Sterman4, (1)UMass Lowell, Climate Change Initiative, Lowell, MA, United States, (2)Sage Fox Consulting Group, Amherst, United States, (3)Climate Interactive, Washington, DC, United States, (4)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, System Dynamics Group, Cambridge, MA, United States
Susan Joy Hassol, Climate Communication, Durham, NC, United States
Stephan Lewandowsky, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia; University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8, United Kingdom
Lawrence Hamilton, University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Durham, NH, United States
Neil Young, Univ of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, Robert W Danielson, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States and Doug Lombardi, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Jessica Lura, Bullis Charter School, Los Altos, CA, United States

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