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Richard E. Lee, Jr. (rr)
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Department of Zoology
Miami University
AH-CHOO!: A Case Study on Climate Change and Allergies

As the carbon dioxide concentration of our atmosphere increases and our climate warms, the hay fever season seems to be getting longer and more severe. In this case study, students assume the a role of a public relations specialist contracted to communicate the link between climate change and pollen allergies. The activity focuses on the importance of scientific skills to careers outside science, and is most suitable for a lower-level introductory biology, human health, or environmental science course.