What is climate literacy?
Being climate literate means understanding the multifaceted nature of human relationships with the planet.
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.
Urayoan and Lisbeth are both Resilience Hubs leaders in Puerto Rico. Resilience Hubs were created after hurricane Maria hit the island in 2018 with devastating consequences including energy, communication and food cuts, floods and tremendous house damage.
In the Hubs, communities have developed all kinds of coping strategies to prepare for hurricanes and future climate disasters. Both Urayoan and Lisbeth, are great examples of how every and any platform has the ability to ignite climate action and build community.