Teaching about climate change at any level means introducing students to the fearsome realities of our rapidly changing earth. But more than transmitting curriculum content, this teaching requires opening a space where students can investigate, research and interrogate the logic of the media, corporate, and government discourse on climate change.
Basic climate change bibliography for teachers:
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Mark Hertsgaard, HOT: LIVING THROUGH THE NEXT FIFTY YEARS ON EARTH
Naomi Klein, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
Elizabeth Kolbert, FIELD NOTES FROM A CATASTROPHE
Elizabeth Kolbert, THE SIXTH EXTINCTION
Bill McKibben, EAARTH
Bill McKibben, Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math, http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math-20120719