Media Constructions of Global Warming

High School through College - this kit teaches core knowledge about the science of climate change, explores conflicting views, and integrates critical thinking skills. Students will apply knowledge of climate change to a rigorous analysis of media messages through asking and answering questions about accuracy, currency, credibility, sourcing, and bias. Lessons address basic climate science, the causes of climate change, scientific debate and disinformation, the consequences of global warming, the precautionary principle, carbon footprints, moral choices, and the history of global warming in media, science, and politics.
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Framing the Debate
Global Warming: Fact or Myth?
Discourse or Disinformation?
What Is Causing Global Warming?
The Consequences of Global Warming
The Precautionary Principle
Assessing Carbon Footprints
A History of Global Warming in Science, Politics, and the Media