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Responding to Climate Change with Climate Science in Kenya

Kenya, like many other climate vulnerable countries around the world, has experienced natural disasters and extreme weather at an alarming rate and immense intensity. The impacts of climate vulnerability and natural disasters disproportionately affect the infrastructure and resilience of a country like Kenya. As rainfall during the rainy season remains low over many years, the country becomes much more vulnerable to extreme weather.

Climate science can be used to better the outcomes and save lives in climate vulnerable countries. By measuring the likelihood of an extreme weather event, nations are able to prepare for the future. This climate science assessment can be utilised to see how vulnerable a population is to an extreme weather event, and what protocols need to be put in place to improve the projected outcomes.

The Global Goals for sustainable development

On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. The Global Goals for sustainable development could get these things done. In all countries. For all people. The more people who know about the Global Goals for sustainable development, the more successful they’ll be. If we all fight for them, our leaders will make them happen. So they need to be famous. We’re working to get the Global Goals onto every website and billboard, broadcast on every TV station and radio station, in every cinema and classroom, pinned to every community noticeboard and sent to every mobile phone. But that won’t be enough. We need your help to share the Goals. In conversation, on e-mail, in debate, on products, at home, at work, at school – whatever it takes to Tell Everyone.

If the goals are going to work, everyone needs to know about them. You can’t fight for your rights if you don’t know what they are. You can’t convince world leaders to do what needs to be done if you don’t know what you’re convincing them to do. If the goals are famous, they won’t be forgotten. We can be the first generation to end extreme poverty, the most

Communication activism for social change

David Palmer has created an accompanying website (http://www.unco.edu/TeachingCommunicationActivism).

This Teaching Communication Activism website is designed to be an information and networking hub for activist teachers, especially those in the communication discipline. The goals are to provide communication educators with ideas and resources to develop activist forms of teaching, and to have teachers share their ideas and resources to energize and connect to the community of activist teachers.

This website is inspired by traditions of social justice activism and of teaching and research that study and promote activism. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines, historically, have recognized the central role that social activism and activist education play in a vibrant democracy, and this website is a response to their collective call to forge community-based outlets that teachers can use as tools to build a more democratic and just world.