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					Education, Weather Ocean Climate Conference, 2003

Sel Kerans (Australia) and Steve Carlson (USA)

Global Warming Survey Presentation - Education, Weather Ocean Climate Conference, 2003

 In 2002, an informal survey was conducted between schools in Australia and the USA. Through international contacts, schools in other countries were also invited, giving a greater range of results.

 611 responses were collated from schools in 29 countries.
 Zoomerang online survey tool was used - thanks for their support. http://www.zoomerang.com  Understood: there was little control over the conditions under which the survey was undertaken, so no real scientific analysis possible.  Some responses may represent a teacher and whole class.  Results were collated into a spreadsheet for analysis for patterns, consistencies, contrasts, graphing.  Here is a summary of the findings - they make interesting reading!
Global Warming Survey Presentation - Education, Weather Ocean Climate Conference, 2003

Ages of Respondents
500 450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 5to10 10to15 15to20 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0

Learned About Global Warming?
400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0

Read about/heard about Global Warming?

Yes

No

No Response

Yes

No

No Response

Years of Age

Responses

Responses

Global Warming Survey Presentation - Education, Weather Ocean Climate Conference, 2003

Think the Earth might be getting warmer?
600 350 500 300 400 250 200 150 200 100 100 50 0 Yes No No Response

If warming, by how much in next 50 years? (Celsius)

300

0

No Rise

1to5 Deg

5to10 Deg

No Response

Responses

Responses

Global Warming Survey Presentation - Education, Weather Ocean Climate Conference, 2003

If getting warmer, would ocean level rise?
450 400

If warmer, how much rise in next 50 years? (metres)
250 200 400 350 300 150 100 50 100 0 50 250 200 150

Much of an effect on the way we live today?

350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 Yes No No Response

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Global Warming Survey Presentation - Education, Weather Ocean Climate Conference, 2003

Re d uc e
100 120 140 20 40 60 80 0

If Earth is warming, what might we do to slow it down?

Responses

Global Warming Survey Presentation - Education, Weather Ocean Climate Conference, 2003

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Heard about Kyoto Protocol?
600 500 400 300 200 100 0 Yes No No Response 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0

What Kyoto Protocol is setting out to achieve?

Nothing

Stop/slow global w arming

Control pollution

Cooperation on climate change

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Reduce fossil fuels

Responses

Responses

Global Warming Survey Presentation - Education, Weather Ocean Climate Conference, 2003

Reduce CFCs

No Response

Don't know

Other

Like to learn more about Global Warming?
450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 Yes No No Response 150 100 50 350 300 250 200

Preferred ways to learn more about Global Warming?

CD Rom

0
Internet

Responses

Responses

Global Warming Survey Presentation - Education, Weather Ocean Climate Conference, 2003

No Response

New s

Books

TV

 A fun activity which really captured the involvement of students.  Despite some exposure to learning about Global Warming at school and at home, there is a great range of opinion and a deal of misunderstanding which we can take note of and plan to address.  Important world events and common directions through joint agreements such as the Kyoto Protocol would appear to be not well covered/included in learning regarding climate/climate change.  There is enthusiasm to learn more - which we should tap into!  Students prefer Internet for learning more - we should get more student-friendly materials/activities out there on Global Warming.  Books, TV, News, CD ROM are all still in favour for learning.  Possibly some confusion in answers/inconsistencies in the responses due to language and/or wording of questions - more time/consideration in framing the questions before doing this again.  A very worthwhile activity! Take a look at the detailed data for perceptions of young people from many parts of the world…
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