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Authors

Anthony Leiserowitz et al., Anthony Leiserowitz, Jagadish Thaker, Jennifer Carman, Liz Neyens, Seth Rosenthal, Yashwant Deshmukh, Guara Shukla, Jennifer Marlon, Arunima Sircar and Stella Sekoff

Grades

9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP® / College

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts

Resource Types

  • Scientific Papers or Reports, 38 pages
  • Articles and Websites

Regional Focus

Asia

Format

PDF

Climate Change in the Indian Mind, 2022

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Synopsis
  • This full report and executive summary details the results of a survey to determine how Indian people think and feel about a variety of issues and topics related to climate change.
  • Students can read generalized responses, see the data presented in graphs, and interpret the findings of the study. 


Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This paper offers interesting insights into how the Indian population thinks about our changing climate.
  • Students will be able to read and interpret data regarding a survey that covers many facets of climate change opinion.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be able to read many types of graphs and charts.
  • Students should have some prior knowledge of how surveys are conducted.
  • The paper is lengthy but it can be downloaded for use offline or accessed using the interactive table of contents.

Differentiation

  • Cross-curricular connections can be made in math classes discussing data analysis or in geography classes investigating how different cultures or groups of people think differently.
  • Language arts classes could use this paper when working on informational and technical reading strategies. 
  • As an extension, have students conduct a corresponding survey of their own. Using the questions provided, students can ask a set number of family members or friends and report their findings back to the class. You can even create a class report of your findings using a graphics tool. 
Scientist Notes
This website provides a PDF link to the summary and full report, "Climate Change in the Indian Mind," based on findings from a survey asking Indians about their beliefs and attitudes about global warming. The report provides the survey questions along with raw data, displayed as graphs and charts. This is a well sourced resource and would be a great addition to an advanced classroom discussing the changing attitudes towards global warming and what the perceptions of global warming are outside of the United States.
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