ABSTRACT

This chapter summarizes the key ideas with special emphasis on the importance of climate change education (CCE) for both present and future generations. Climate change on Earth is an unprecedented phenomenon in terms of its rate, scale and complexity. As the various discourses of climate change are examined, what becomes clear is that, although the scientific, political and economic communities have much to resolve, the ethical concerns for the environment can be addressed independently of the supposed debates. Climate change educators, in their role as applied climatologists, have a similar responsibility to translate the research findings in a way that can be understood by non-scientists. Teachers emphasize mitigating climate change through changing students' behavior when they think about how to teach it. The class-room is purportedly the best venue to start a sustainable climate change mitigation strategy, both in short and long term. The public is unable to discern the observable impact of climate change over the short term.