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Topic #10: Culture and Climate Change


Bloom's Taxonomy

Learning Objectives

Upon successfully completing this topic’s activities, you will be able to:

  • Gain familiarity with the state of political and social affairs in the United States (and globally) and how that influences actions to mitigate climate change.
  • Understand the effects society, socio-economic status, politics, and human nature has on an individual’s perspective on climate change.
  • Discern between scientific evidence and theory and the strength of evidence regarding climate change.
  • Recognize that existing technologies are available to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Video Videos

Culture. This video discusses the interactions between culture and beliefs about climate change.

Optimism. This video provides an optimistic view of the human predicament.




Before you begin this week’s Essay 5, you will need to e-mail your TA the top 3 countries about which you would like to write. You may not select the United States. Your TA will tell you which country you are assigned. For this essay you will research your country and describe how the culture of that country influences its climate change mitigation policies.