What is climate literacy?
Climate Literacy is an understanding of human impacts on climate and the impacts of climate on human systems.
Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Sciences lists the following criteria for a climate-literate person:
- Understands the essential principles of Earth’s climate system.
- Knows how to assess scientifically credible information about climate.
- Communicates about climate and climate change in a meaningful way.
- Is able to make informed and responsible decisions with regard to actions that may affect climate.