The teaching of climate change in the UK has been brought into question through a recent strong-worded report. What does a teacher think? Here are my thoughts
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NERC spends about £40m each year on climate change research. Our scientists are world-leading authorities on this issue, and advise the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, recognised worldwide as the definitive source for climate change information. www.nerc.ac.uk/research/issues/climatechange/
The Climate Change Schools Project, winner of National Climate Week’s inaugural ‘Best Educational Initiative’, puts climate change at the heart of the national curriculum and makes schools ‘beacons’ for positive action in their local communities. Operating since 2007, the Climate Change Schools Project empowers young people through teachers and schools to become ‘everyday experts’ on climate change. www.slcne.org.uk/ccsp/intro.php
This workshop addresses issues of climate change. It looks at the meaning of climate change and investigates its aspects such as the greenhouse effect.
Climate is the average weather conditions of a place, usually measured over 30 years. The world has six climatic zones they are: Polar, Temperate, Arid, Tropical, Mediterranean, Mountainous (or Tundra).