Climate Disaster Unfolding From Space http://bit.ly/1jvs4lN Watch Our Planet's Impending Climate Disaster Unfold From Space
The facts are grim. By 2050, if humans keep doing what we’re doing now, the global temperature will rise more than two degrees Celsius above what it’s been for most of human history. By 2100, it might even climb four degrees. The IPCC report, and this video, confirm what we’ve been hearing everywhere: Arctic sea ice is disappearing, sea levels are rising, storms are getting crazier, and we don’t even know the extent of everything else that will change.
Climate Change : UNICEF Resources http://teachunicef.org/explore/topic Climate Change : UNICEF Resources
TeachUNICEF is a portfolio of free global education resources.
They were designed and collected by the U.S Fund for UNICEF for educators and students. TeachUNICEF resources cover grades PK-12, are interdisciplinary (social studies, science, math, English/language arts, foreign/world languages), and align with standards.
The lesson plans, stories, and multimedia cover many topics.
Global Warming http://bit.ly/7mX4PA In this unit, we will be learning about the causes and effects of global warming and the actions taken by international, and national organisations to minimise the effects of climate change.
Questions on Global Warming
1) What are the causes of global warming? [2m]
2) Name three effects of global warming on the environment. [3m]
3) How does the rising sea level affect low-lying countries? [3m]
4) Describe two measures that are taken by countries to reduce the problem of global warming. [4m]
5) The measures taken by the Singapore government to reduce global warming are effective. Do you agree with this statement? Explain your answer. [8m]
Climate change in Google Earth http://www.google.com/landing/cop15/ Climate change in Google Earth
Explore the potential impacts of climate change on our planet Earth and learn about solutions for adaptation and mitigation, in the context of the United Nation's Climate Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen.
With Google Earth you can view climate change scenarios, interact with narrated tours, investigate deforestation, and even dive into the depths of the oceans.
A Campaign to Fight Global Warming http://www.benjerry.ca/about_us/lickglobalwarming/learn.cfm A Campaign to Fight Global Warming
A global consensus now exists among scientists & environmental experts that the world's well-being is significantly at risk from the effects of global warming & that immediate action must be taken to begin reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.
If you live in a dorm, a house, or a flat you will find useful tips in our Interactive Dorm helpful for your fight against global warming.
Global Warming's worldwide impacts are part of our current reality. Cruise our interactive map for a geographical reality-check.
Get in the game! Play the Ben & Jerry's Memory Card Game for simple actions you can take to fight global warming.
Explore our Interactive Global Warming Guide.
European Social Network on Climate Change http://www.ideal-debate.eu/ Climate Change affects all of us.
Here you can promote your ideas and discuss them with other citizens like you.
Then turn debate subjects into proposals and we will present them to the European Parliament, Climate Change Commission, in December 2008.
Google Earth Outreach http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2008/05/climate-change-in-our-world.html Google Earth Outreach
The British Government launched with Google Earth Outreach, and in collaboration with the Met Office Hadley Centre and the British Antarctic Survey, new layers in Google Earth that utilize geographical information to show how climate change will affect our planet and its people.
The scientists of the British Antarctic Survey have developed a layer which details how they monitor and measure the effects of climate change in Antarctica, featuring stunning images that show the retreat of the ice from this environmentally-sensitive continent.
The World is Flat 3.0 (video 40min) http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/519/ The World is Flat 3.0
“If we don’t find a cleaner, more non-emitting way to power their dreams, we’re going to burn up, choke up, heat up and smoke up this planet so much faster than even Al Gore predicts.”
Friedman scoffs at those who claim “a green revolution is going on,” calling it instead a green party, entailing no real sacrifice or pain. He says the only hope will be a “disruptive breakthrough” that brings a completely different mix of standards and taxes.” Friedman’s new mantra is, “Change your leaders, not your light bulbs.”
Without new leaders to rewrite our laws and trigger the innovations, “we are cooked.”
Green is the new red, white and blue
40 min presentation from Tom Friedman at an MIT event.
This video can also be downloaded for free in iTunes
Global Climate Change http://www.exploratorium.edu/climate/ Global Climate Change
At this Web site, you can explore scientific data relating to the atmosphere, the oceans, the areas covered by ice and snow, and the living organisms in all these domains. You’ll also get a sense of how scientists study natural phenomena—how researchers gather evidence, test theories, and come to conclusions.
The Carbon Account http://www.thecarbonaccount.com/ The Carbon Account helps you reduce your footprint and share tips with friends. We can set up a special version for your community group or business; please get in touch.
Global Warming Education http://climatechangeeducation.org/ Global Warming Education
We are a volunteer organization. Most of us are either docents and interns at California science centers and museums. Or... students, scientists and staff at the University of California, Berkeley.
Earths Vegetation, Study http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/06/0605_030605_climatechange.html Climate Change Upped Earth's Vegetation, Study Finds
For most of the world's plant life, the effect of the pace of climate change over the past two decades has been productive, according to an analysis of climate and satellite data collected between 1982 and 1999.
The research, reported in the June 6 issue of Science, addresses the question of how global vegetation has responded to changes in precipitation, temperature, and cloud cover patterns. Such climate factors determine how vegetation grows.
Climate Challenge Game at the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/hottopics/climatechange/climate_challenge/ Climate Challenge Game at the BBC
A game where you are president of the European Nations. You must tackle climate change and stay popular enough with the voters to remain in office.
The producers' primary goal was to make a fun, challenging game. At times it was necessary to strike a compromise between strict scientific accuracy and playability. For this reason, Climate Challenge should not be taken as a serious climate change prediction.
Climate change : Teaching and Learning Scotland http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/sustainabledevelopment/climatechange/ Climate change : Teaching and Learning Scotland
Our world is warming faster than at any time in the last 10,000 years and human activity is to blame. In Scotland, 2006 was the warmest year on record. Every day millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases are emitted into the Earth’s atmosphere, driving global warming.
The actions that you take have an impact. You can make a difference.
What happens in the next few years is crucial. If we keep polluting and acting like nothing is wrong then dangerous climate change is inevitable. If we take action to tackle global warming, lower our carbon footprint, and tell people about climate change and what they can do to fight it, then we can reduce our impact on Planet Earth.
ClimateXchange http://climatexchange.aspacnet.org/ Developed by Asia Pacific Network of Science and Technology Centres and Questacon, The National Science and Technology Centre, Australia for International Polar Year, this web site includes interactive maps and links to items about the impact of climate change as well as links to many useful teaching activities.
Climate change affects all of us. Simply take a look at the patch of earth you are standing on and think what it was like 50 years ago or imagine how it will be different in 50 or 100 years time.
Here’s what others have seen...
Carbon Detectives Kit (UK) http://www.carbondetectives.org.uk/ Carbon Detectives' Kit
Carbon emissions are rising, the planet is heating up. Carbon Detectives are urgently needed for a Challenging Mission to put the world right.
This online tool has been designed to guide a school team through the process of measuring their school's footprint and develop an action plan for reducing the school's carbon emissions.
Working with our environment - an introduction http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1285 Working with our environment - an introduction
Open University (UK) free online access to course materials. (11 hours)
Global warming: are we responsible? Is our environmental impact damaging the planet? This unit examines the use of ozone depleting technology, the impact of fossil fuel use and explores how the development...
An introduction to sustainable energy http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1223 An introduction to sustainable energy
Open University (UK) free online access to course materials. (3 hours)
The search for sustainable energy will dominate the twenty-first century. This unit provides an introductory overview of the present energy systems and takes a brief look at where the world may find energy...
Live Earth http://www.liveearth.msn.com/ Live Earth is (was) a monumental music event that will bring together more than 2 billion people on 7/7/07 to raise awareness about global warming.
With 24 hours of music across 7 continents, and performances by more than 150 of the world's top musicians, Live Earth will engage, connect, and inspire individuals, corporations and governments to take action to solve the climate crisis.
Climate Change: A guide information and disinformation http://digbig.com/4tcbm Climate Change: A guide to the information
and disinformation by Shirl Kennedy, Senior Editor
What we have here is basically a nicely organized collection of annotated links to (mostly) online resources, from basic science to government agencies and organizations, to research institutions, environmental groups and more. Says Tompkins — in his outstanding and highly recommended daily newsletter, Al’s Morning Meeting — “I especially appreciate the list of 50 ‘really serious scientist sources on climate (who would probably be glad to talk to a journalist).’ The list includes phone numbers and e-mails for many of the sources.
What a great service for journalism.” And for anyone else doing research on this issue who would benefit from two-way communication with a vetted source.
Real Climate http://realclimate.org/ Real Climate ... climate science
RealClimate is a commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists.
We aim to provide a quick response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary. The discussion here is restricted to scientific topics and will not get involved in any political or economic implications of the science.
Climate Change film pack - Guidance for teachers http://tinyurl.com/ytssgs Climate Change film pack - Guidance for teachers (UK)
This guidance accompanies the Climate Change Film Pack sent to all secondary schools in England including Al Gore's film, An Inconvenient Truth and a series of short films from Defra. The guidance is aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 science, geography and citizenship teachers as an aid to teaching about climate change and includes ....
The Defra short films that feature in the pack are also available online.
Climate Change: Videos and PowerPoints http://climatechangevideos.blogspot.com/ Climate Change: online Videos and PowerPoints
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Climate Change Blog, News and Search Engine http://www.climateark.org Climate Change Blog | Climate Change News | Climate Change Search |
The Original Biocentric Climate Science, Policy & Advocacy Search Engine Climate Change Search
The International Energy Agency : Climate Change http://www.iea.org/Textbase/subjectqueries/index.asp The International Energy Agency has been mandated by its Member countries to provide analytical work on the energy dimension of climate change and the implications of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its Kyoto Protocol on the energy sector.
The IEA also undertakes work on options for the future evolution of the international climate change mitigation regime.
Climate Change, Energy and Transport http://tinyurl.com/2unsxy Climate Change, Energy and Transport ... OECD Statistics ... Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Teachers Guide to Climate Change and Global Warming http://hdgc.epp.cmu.edu/teachersguide/teachersguide.htm Teachers' Guide to High Quality Educational Materials on Climate Change and Global Warming
This guide points K-12 educators to the best sites for teaching about climate change: several that offer first rate background material, and othersthat include detailed lesson plans and experiments.
It begins with Top Ten Things You Need to Know about Global Warming and a note about why there is so much controversy surrounding this issue.
Climate Change page at Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change Climate Change page at Wikipedia
Climate change refers to the variation in the Earth's global climate or in regional climates over time. It describes changes in the variability or average state of the atmosphere over time scales ranging from decades to millions of years.
These changes can be caused by processes internal to the Earth, external forces (e.g. variations in sunlight intensity) or, more recently, human activities. VERY COMPREHENSIVE
Global Warming/Climate Change Theme Page http://www.cln.org/themes/global_warming.html Global Warming/Climate Change Theme Page
This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of global warming / climate change. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic.
In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme.
CLN = Community Learning Network, a site designed to help K-12 teachers integrate technology into the classroom.
Curriculum Guide for the Climate Impacts Map http://www.climatehotmap.org/curriculum/index.html Curriculum Guide for the Climate Impacts Map
This set of teaching materials is designed to accompany Global Warming: Early Warning Signs - a science-based world map depicting the local and regional consequences of global climate change.
The map was produced as a collaborative project by several environmental organizations, and has been peer-reviewed by scientists.
Climate Change at DMOZ The Open Directory Project http://dmoz.org/Society/Issues/Environment/Climate_Change/ Climate Change section at dmoz The Open Directory Project
The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors.
Climate Change Videos and PowerPoints http://climatechangevideos.blogspot.com Climate Change Videos and PowerPoints
This is a collection of online videos and PowerPoint presentations all displayed in a Blog ... all you need to do is click on them to see/play immediately.
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