Two new climate change studies: rising sea levels; climate change confusion in the classroom
February 29, 2016
Guests: Robert Kopp, Joshua Rosenau, Anthony Leiserowitz
Sea levels fluctuate through the years. But a new study looking at the past 2800 years has found that never before has global sea-level risen so high, so fast. And the rate appears to be accelerating. ROBERT KOPP, a climate scientist at Rutgers University climate scientist is the lead author of the study. He talks to Marty about it and its implications for coastlines around the world. Then, there’s a lot of climate confusion in the classroom. A new report found that an alarming rate of middle and high school teachers misunderstand climate change or fail to teach it all together. Marty talks with one of the authors of the study, JOSHUA ROSENAU, programs and policy director at the National Center for Science Education and with ANTHONY LEISEROWITZ, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication at Yale University.