chapter  11
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Exploring Environmental and Sustainability Issues in the Intermediate-Level Foreign Language Curriculum

ByElizabeth A. Kautz

Global warming and climate change are among the most urgent issues confronting us today. Across the globe, scientists have researched the impact of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions on the earth’s temperature and documented the devastating impact of rising temperatures: changing landscapes, rising seas, increased threat of drought, fire and f loods, wildlife at risk, stronger storms and increased damage, more heat-related illness and disease, and economic losses (Nature Conservancy, 2014).