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GONZALEZ-GAUDIANO, Edgar J.  e  MALDONADO-GONZALEZ, Ana Lucía. What do university students think, say and do on climate change?: A study of social representations. Educ. rev. [online]. 2014, n.spe3, pp.35-55. ISSN 0104-4060.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0104-4060.38106.

Being a challenging of global scale, climate change warrants urgent attention from all stakeholders. Although there is a small group of skeptics who doubt the high responsibility of human activity towards this phenomenon, it is clear the impact that climate change has had and has on ecosystems, as well as on increasing the processes of environmental degradation. Therefore, it is imminent for the protection of human beings and all living species on the planet to prioritize actions on mitigation and adaptation to the causes and consequences of climate change. The main results of an investigation aiming at understanding the social representation on climate change by university students are presented in this article. Some theoretical and methodological aspects of the social representations and climate change are addressed in the first part of the article. The study included students from the five campuses of the Universidad Veracruzana, from undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Among the findings it was found that the scientific information received from various sources, scientific and popular, is not sufficiently influential among young people to generate behavioral changes aimed at curbing climate change. New communication and environmental education strategies aimed at generating environmentally sustainable behaviors are recommended.

Palavras-chave : climate change; social representation; university students; Veracruz; Mexico.

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