Is climate change all gloom and doom? Introducing stabilisation wedges

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When learning about climate change, students and the general public can easily become despondent: if the global catastrophe is inevitable, why even discuss ways to avert it? But they should not despair: there are ways to tackle one of the most important contributors to climate change: carbon dioxide (CO2). In this article, we draw on the ideas of two leading climate scientists (Pacala & Socolow, 2004; Socolow & Pacala, 2006) for stabilising carbon dioxide emissions using technologies that already exist. We then offer some ideas on how to use the topic at school.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-65
Number of pages6
JournalScience in School
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2011


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