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Seattle 2015

AAS Sustainability Committee Splinter Session
Astronomers: Teach Climate Change!
Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Room 4C3
Session Description
Astronomers understand atmospheres and energy transport while the public is uniformed about climate change. Since teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year in the US we have an opportunity to educate a large fraction of the public about how climate change works.

12:30 Introduction (James Lowenthal, Chair)

12:45 Climate Change Debate - role-playing demonstration

13:15 Climate Change in Astro 100: A Sampler and Interactive Demonstration (Katy Garmany, NOAO)
A few slides on teaching climate change in introductory astronomy courses are given in on the Teaching page.