Empowering Climate Literacy by Open Access to Research Results - SpringerOpen blog
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"Climate literacy and education in environmental science is becoming ever more relevant and might become a burning issue in the years ahead. Governments must move quickly to turn the climate change agreement reached in Paris into actions, but to do this they need climate-literate citizens, that is, the citizens who make science-based decisions with regard to actions that affect Earth’s climate system.
The Paris Agreement requires a transformation of certain aspects of the world economy. The national plans for this transformation must be neither modest nor unrealistic to withstand public discussions. But who is capable of discussing them? Arguably those who are literate in various aspects of the global carbon cycle, who are able to distinguish between best case scenarios and realistic options. This also presents the need for a public environment that can host said discussions and disseminate relevant information about climate and the carbon cycle."