Climate Literacy: "The Essential Principles of Climate Sciences" is now available (posted 13 March 2009). The Climate Literacy presents information that is deemed important for individuals and communities to know and understand about Earth climate, impacts of climate change, and approaches to adaptation or mitigation. Principles in the guide can serve as discussion starters or launching
points for scientific inquiry. The guide can also serve educators who
teach climate science as part of their science curricula.Development of the guide began at a workshop sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science(AAAS).
Multiple science agencies, non-governmental organizations, and numerous
individuals also contributed through extensive review and comment
periods. Discussion at the National Science Foundation(NSF)
and NOAA-sponsored Atmospheric Sciences and Climate Literacy workshop
contributed substantially to the refinement of the document.