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The aim of this study is to determine the views of science teacher candidates on global warming. The survey method was used in the research. The sample of the study is composed of a total of 102 teacher candidates who study in the 4th grade of university. A questionnaire consisting of 4 open-ended questions developed by researchers was used as a data collection tool in the research. The first question of the questionnaire relates to what global warming means for teacher candidates, the second question is about the effects of global warming on living things, the third question concerns what they think about the measures that can be taken to minimize the effects of global warming, and the fourth question draws the concerns about the future of global warming. The qualitative findings obtained from the questionnaire were are analysed using descriptive and content analysis techniques. As a result of the research, it is seen that the teacher candidates define the concept of global warming as the increase in temperature, the distortion of the earth's balance, the damage of the ozone layer. It has been seen that the effects of global warming on living things are expressed as disappear of species and destroyment of living space. The measures taken to minimize the effects of global warming are to raise people awareness, to reduce the use of perfume and deodorant, and to increase afforestation. Drawings of prospective teachers' concerns about the future of global warming; disappearance of species living area and world, the melting icebergs have been observed. It is thought that giving education and lectures about environmental problems in universities will be effective in informing teacher candidates and raising their awareness about the issue.
Global warming, teacher candidate, survey method.