(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Clarifying climate confusion : addressing systemic holes, cognitive gaps, and misconceptions through climate literacy

published at : Environmental literacy

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MCCAFFREY M.S. (1) ; BUHR S.M. (1) ;
(1) Outreach and Education Group, Cooperative Inst. for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, ETATS-UNIS


While aggressive media, corporate, and political forces are often regarded as the primary cause of the public's climate confusion, a review of 5 decades of science education relating to climate in general and climate change in particular reveals that basic climate science has not been well addressed in national and state education standards or science education curricula. Moreover, key misconceptions and misinformation are strongly held by students, teachers and public audiences. The AA. review research on these misconceptions and call upon educators and communicators to addess systemic holes and pedagogical gaps with high-quality resources and professional development. The recently developed "Essential Principles of Climate Literacy" provides an authoritative framework for educators and communicators to frame climate science. However, effective mental models to address misconceptions will need to be integral to the high-quality resources and professional development programs required to significantly increase climate literacy throughout society


Thematical fascicle

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 29, no 6 [pp. 512-528]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.247/0272-3646.29.6.512

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