Climate literacy is an understanding of your influence on the climate and the climate’s influence on you and society. According to the Climate Literacy Essential Principles of Climate sCIENCE guide, a climate-literate person is someone who:
- 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, and
- can make informed and responsible decisions concerning actions that may affect the climate.
Key effects of climate change
What causes climate change?