Students can learn about climate science through an in-class exercise called “Climate Science,” a science course that teaches students how to analyze and understand the data from climate studies and how to interpret them.
In a recent study, students who completed the exercise correctly answered questions about climate scientists and climate policy, such as what the climate is and how it impacts human health and the environment.
“Climate science is important because it’s the science that we can look at the data with and make sense of it,” said Laura Oltman, who teaches climate science at the University of Georgia.
“If you can understand the science behind the data, then you can look beyond that data and make a much more informed decision about how you think about what to do.”
The “Climate Education” lesson is part of the schooled curriculum that schools and colleges are required to teach at their campuses and to pass on to students at a later date.
The course is a joint effort of the National Science Foundation and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
The American Institute for Aeronautical and Space Engineering said it was excited to partner with the National Institute of Standards and Technology on the curriculum.
The National Science Board, which sets federal standards for science instruction, was a co-sponsor of the study, according to the American Chemical Society, which is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
In this Aug. 9, 2012, file photo, a teacher shows students how the “Climate” course will teach them about climate at the American Museum of Natural History in Washington.
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) The American Academy’s endorsement of the course comes as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is under pressure to come up with a new climate-change policy that could protect the planet from a warming trend.
That effort is a key component of the “No Climate Cuts” campaign launched by President Barack Obama and Republican members of Congress in response to the global warming consensus.
In December, the White House issued a new statement saying that the administration was committed to pursuing a carbon tax.
The White House said that the “COP21” Paris Agreement would require countries to limit greenhouse gas emissions and limit the amount of carbon dioxide they emit.
“We believe it is imperative that the United States remain a leader in meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement,” the statement said.