Mark McCaffrey

Programs and Policy Director, National Center for Science Education

Climate and energy need to be taught everywhere, not just in one little tiny part of the science curriculum.

Mark McCaffrey thinks that teaching climate change is a priority, not just in the science curriculum but across the entire school curriculum. As Programs and Policy Director at the National Center for Science Education, he has launched the climate change education initiative. The initiative aims to encourage more climate information in science courses and to assist educators who face opposition in this effort. Before joining NCSE he spent a decade developing climate change and energy literacy education programs at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

McCaffrey has written for LiveScience, Climate Access, Daily Kos, and The Earth Scientist.

Mark McCaffrey's Simple Shift

I'm taking Bart back to my office and I cut the water on our tiny lawn when the drought hit. I'm going to do some more LED light bulbs, which are so expensive I can't do them all at once. But I think it's an incremental process. I look at it as a ladder. You do a little bit and you climb one rung higher. You can't do it all at once, but you keep moving forward.

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