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Thank you for letting Dr. Somerville show the objective side of climate science. His open letter asking scientists to share key information with the public and politicians could not be more timely. As an environmental scientist and oceanographer, I am the Principal Investigator of a National Science Foundation project on Climate Change Education part of a national effort to increase climate science literacy. The San Diego Regional Climate Change Education Partnership includes behavioral psychologists from Cal State San Marcos, The San Diego Foundation, The Steve Alexander Group, the Energy Policy Initiative Center at USD, climate scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and faculty from the Marine Science and Environmental Studies at the University of San Diego. It is one of only 15 groups in the nation working on improving accessibility and understanding of climate change. We are in the process of determining the best ways to increase climate science literacy in the San Diego region and beyond. The goal is to connect the objective facts about climate change to mitigation and adaptation strategies targeted for our region and for all groups of people. San Diego should be at the forefront of climate change understanding and adaptability and the leader in California and in the nation. The science is clear but the messaging, the treatment in the media, and connections to our daily lives, the economy and governmental policies is not. Our team intends to improve climate literacy and understanding of the process of science so we can all make better decisions.
Michel Boudrias, Ph. D.Chair Marine Science & Environmental Studies DeptAcademic Director of SustainabilityUniversity of San Diego.
November 29, 2010 at 10:24 a.m.
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