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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Introduction - Climate science literacy : a state of the knowledge overview

published at : Environmental literacy

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DUPIGNY-GIROUX L.-A. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Univ. of Vermont, Burlington, ETATS-UNIS

Abstract

This special issue stems from the need to highlight the widespread misconceptions about climate science in general, and to present successful strategies from which we can learn as we strive toward a climate-literate citizenry. One of the challenges to climate literacy lies in the understanding or perceived understanding of the term "climate". In recent times, the subtle distinction between weather vs. climate, climate variability vs. change, and natural vs. anthropogenic forcings appears to have been lost. The disconnect between actual climate science knowledge and perceived knowledge is pervasive in nature and global in extent. This special issue is a timely one that captures the state of knowledge concerning climate literacy at a critical watershed moment

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

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

Millesime : 2008, vol. 29, no 6 [pp. 483-486]

Bibliographic references : 8 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:0.247/0272-3646.29.6.483

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