Authored by students who have directly engaged the global community, this book presents complex, interconnected global issues linked to climate change in a readable format for a broad audience. Chapters feature insight from the global community at the epicenter of international climate change negotiations. The guiding principle of this ACS-sponsored climate literacy project and resulting book is to enable students to communicate directly with their peers and educators, in contrast to traditional to-down approaches to involve students in climate science dialogue.
The chapters in this book are written by numerous students who presented on climate-change issues at an ACS National Meeting.
Chapter 1. Introduction: Contentious Journey from Rio to Paris and the Path Beyond, Keith E. Peterman Chapter 2. The Paris Agreement Is a Good Deal, Kowan T. V. O'Keefe Chapter 3. The Law of the Land: The Role of the Courts in United States Climate Interests, Hannah P. Melton Chapter 4. What We Talk About When We Talk About Climate Change, Patrick J. Lestrange Chapter 5. Navigating the Sea of Health Inequity in Aotearoa: The Effects of Climate Change on the Health of Indigenous Populations in the Pacific, Mira Sobhy and Rhys Jones Chapter 6. The Indigenous Conversation: Exploring Solutions to Climate Change and Equality, Narayan Kovil Chapter 7. Water's Role in Climate Change, Michelle Civitella Chapter 8. Climate Change and Infectious Disease: A Public Health Issue, Zachary J. Snier Chapter 9. Local Impacts, Global Crisis: Analyzing Global Climate-Change Impacts at the Local Level in Maine, Jessica L. White Chapter 10. The Societal Effects of Solar-Driven Energy, Justin Pothoof Chapter 11. The Impact of Younger Generations on Climate-Change Discourse, Kowan T. V. O'Keefe Chapter 12. Reflections on Science Communication in the Context of Global Climate Policy, Alice N. Henderson Chapter 13. The Path Forward Through Climate Science Literacy, Gregory P. Foy and R. Leigh Hill Foy Chapter 14. The UNFCCC and the Road Ahead, Matthew R. Cordes Editors' Biographies Indexes Author Index Subject Index