Monday, February 3, 2014

Visualizing and Understanding the Science of Climate Change

Here is a great resource for those who want to learn 
about the scientific basics of our 
understanding of global warming.

Understanding and responding to global climate change is one of the defining challenges of the 21st Century. On this web site, which was developed as an International Year of Chemistry legacy project, you will find a set of critically reviewed, interactive, web-based learning tools to help students, teachers, science professionals and the general public make sense of the underlying science of climate change. We have emphasized connections to concepts in chemistry, physics, biology, and earth and environmental science.

The resources were developed under the umbrella of an International Union of Pure & Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) project by faculty and students at the King’s Centre for Visualization in Science (Canada), in collaboration with chemists and educators from the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), The American Chemical Society (ACS), UNESCO, and the Federation of African Societies of Chemistry. 

Visualizing and Understanding the 

Science of Climate Change

"Education in and about chemistry is critical in addressing challenges such as global climate change, in providing sustainable sources of clean water, food and energy and in maintaining a wholesome environment for the well being of all people…" 
- UN International Year of Chemistry resolution

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