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Teaching the Science and History of Global Warming Workshop for K-12 science and social sciences educators Organized by the Department of History and the Center for Global Studies University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Saturday, February 20, 2010 9:00am – 3:00pm College of Education Bldg, Room 2 1310 S. Sixth St., Champaign, IL 61820 “Climate change, or global warming as it is often called, is one of the most important issues facing humanity.”* “One thing is clear, the future climate impacts on our society depend greatly on the choices we make today about our energy future.”* When you read statements like those above, do you feel you have a good understanding of the scientific and policy issues connected to climate change? Can you confidently address the issues that are debated in the media, the public sphere and corporate boardrooms in your classroom? This workshop for science and social science educators will include two authoritative and accessible morning sessions that review the science and history of global climate change, the probable impacts of climate change for U.S. communities, teaching pitfalls, and the importance of taking on the challenge of teaching about global climate change. Facilitated small group discussions with experienced educators will offer practical approaches to presenting the subject in K-12 classrooms. Registration: To register, please complete the online registration form: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/4418041. Please arrive before 9:00am to register to receive CPDUs. For more information, please contact Karen Hewitt, Outreach Coordinator, Center for Global Studies: 217-244-0288, [email protected] Presentations: Confronting Human-Driven Global Climate Change, by Donald Wuebbles, Harry E. Preble Endowed Professor of Atmospheric Science. Wuebbles, a scientist and a lead author on national and international assessments of climate change, will discuss the basis for adaptation and mitigation policies, including the need for emissions reductions, and what that implies about energy and transportation policies for our country. Is It Getting Hot in Here?: The History of Global Warming, by Lillian Hoddeson, Professor of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Hoddeson, a historian of science, will provide an overview of the historical evolution of the global climate change issue and current controversies.