chapter  Chapter 9
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Globalisation and populismWhy intercultural education failed

WithDavid Coulby

This chapter explores the various impacts of climate change, and describes the action that can be taken to both mitigate and adapt to climate change. It summarizes the impacts of climate change on both people and the planet, and looks at the causes of climate change arising from our use of high-carbon fossil fuels. Mitigation is any action that helps reduce carbon emissions, whether in school, at home or in the community. Adaptation refers to the changes that need to be made in school, home and community, to stay safe in the face of higher temperatures, increased flooding, rising sea-levels and dangerous storms. The chapter highlights the importance of positive action for change by teachers and students in schools and classrooms. Examples of good practice are given that embrace a holistic mode of learning, engaging both head and heart, leading to active citizenship in school and community.