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Youth Xchange: Climate Change and Lifestyles Guidebook

Youth Xchange: Climate Change and Lifestyles Guidebook

The world’s youth will have a significant role to play if we ... (more)

The world’s youth will have a significant role to play if we are to bring about the widespread behavioural change needed to shift towards more sustainable lifestyles and consumption habits. It is important for young people to understand that behind over-consumption lies increased exploitation of resources, rising poverty, widening inequalities and persistent conflicts, all of which will worsen with climate change and eventually will minimize their opportunities for a better and sustainable future. The poorest of the poor, those who cannot consume enough to meet their basic needs, are the worst hit by climate change. Most of these are young people under 24, who make up nearly half of the world’s population, with most living in developing countries. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
United Nations
Provider:
UNESCO
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Vulnerability to Environmental Change

Vulnerability to Environmental Change

This 4 week module on vulnerability to environmental change is part of ... (more)

This 4 week module on vulnerability to environmental change is part of a third-year course called Sustainability and the Environment (EGS 3021F) in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science. The course introduces the concept of vulnerability and explores its origin drawing on three different conceptual approaches,namely: risk/hazard, political/economy/ecology, and ecological resilience. It then looks at different methods for undertaking vulnerability assessments. Building on the theory and method sections, it focuses on why the concept of vulnerability is important in the field of environmental change, with a focus on climate change. The international process of assessing the science is explored, followed by material addressing adaptation to climate change and examples of vulnerability and adaptation in practice in South Africa. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Collection:
University of Capetown
Provider:
University of Capetown
Author:
Ziervogel, Gina
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Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula

Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula

In this activity about climate change on the Antarctic Peninsula, learners investigate ... (more)

In this activity about climate change on the Antarctic Peninsula, learners investigate environmental changes in the living and nonliving resources of Antarctic peninsula and the impact of these changes on Adelie penguin communities. The activity stresses the importance of evidence in the formulation of scientific explanations. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
CLEAN
Provider:
National Science Digital Library
Author:
Juanita Constible
Luke Sandro
M.U. Ohio and Seen in The NSTA Science Teacher magazine
Richard E. Lee Jr.
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Climate Change Impacts

Climate Change Impacts

This Climate Change Impacts Collection provides the teacher and their students the ... (more)

This Climate Change Impacts Collection provides the teacher and their students the opportunity to explore some of the environmental changes already observed, from the Arctic to tropical regions. Data sources provide historic precipitation and temperature records, allowing students to compare changes in their own local area to others. Lessons included, provide opportunities for place-based instruction related to climate change, others provided a more global perspective. The background resources provided in this collection tend to be for the teacher and/or the advanced student. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Homework and Assignments
Simulations
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Collection:
NOAA
Provider:
NOAA
Author:
NOAA
No Strings Attached
Perspectives on Ocean Science: Rapid Climate Change

Perspectives on Ocean Science: Rapid Climate Change

Is climate variability affected by the ongoing addition of greenhouse gasses to ... (more)

Is climate variability affected by the ongoing addition of greenhouse gasses to Earth's atmosphere? Join Dr. Chris Charles as he explains how geological archives are shedding new light on the human impact on climate. (52 minutes) (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Provider:
UC San Diego
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International Environmental Justice and the Climate Change Challenge

International Environmental Justice and the Climate Change Challenge

This 4 week module, supported by powerpoint slides, uses climate change to ... (more)

This 4 week module, supported by powerpoint slides, uses climate change to explore key environmental and geographical issues, including justice scale, international equality, global political processes, and environmental change. We begin by examining the foundation and principles of the environmental movement, distinguishing between different types of environmentalism and articulating early environmental conflicts between the North and South. We then develop ideas of environmental justice and how it applies to climate change. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Collection:
University of Capetown
Provider:
University of Capetown
Author:
Lawhon, Mary
Ziervogel, Gina
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Climate Change Causes Loss of Genetic Diversity

Climate Change Causes Loss of Genetic Diversity

If you'd visited Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park 100 years ago, ... (more)

If you'd visited Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park 100 years ago, you probably would have encountered the alpine chipmunk, Tamias alpinus. Today, however, park visitors will have to hike up a nearby mountain to see one of these critters. That's because this species is sensitive to temperature and over the last hundred years of global climate change, Yosemite has warmed by about 5.5 degrees Fahrenheit. As the temperature increased, the chipmunks retreated to higher and higher elevations where it was cooler. Today, they occupy a fraction of their original range. If climate change continues, they could be squeezed right off the tops of their mountains and out of existence. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Readings
Collection:
Understanding Evolution (UC, Paleontology)
Provider:
University of California Museum of Paleontology
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Global Climate Change: Evidence and Causes

Global Climate Change: Evidence and Causes

This "clicker case" begins by assessing students' impressions of global climate change ... (more)

This "clicker case" begins by assessing students' impressions of global climate change and the role that human activities play in recent global warming trends. Students assume the role of an intern working for a U.S. senator. They need to understand the scientific evidence for human impact on climate change so that they can advise the senator on future policy decisions. The case was designed for use in a one-semester introductory biology course taken primarily by freshmen and sophomores to fulfill a general education requirement, but could be used in any introductory biology course or in an ecology or environmental science course. It consists of a PowerPoint presentation (~1.6MB) presented in class that is punctuated by multiple-choice questions students respond to using personal response systems ("clickers"). The case can be adapted for use without these technologies. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Case Study
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Author:
G. Winfield Fairchild
Maureen Knabb
Timothy M. Lutz
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Climate Change Game

Climate Change Game

Through this game show activity from Climate Change North in Canada, students ... (more)

Through this game show activity from Climate Change North in Canada, students explore the issue of climate change and its impacts. As a motivational introduction or culminating activity, this game provides an opportunity to stimulate the interest and activate prior knowledge that students may have about climate change. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
CLEAN
Provider:
National Science Digital Library
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Climate Change and Citizen Science

Climate Change and Citizen Science

This animation describes how citizen observations can document the impact of climate ... (more)

This animation describes how citizen observations can document the impact of climate change on plants and animals. It introduces the topic of phenology and data collection, the impact of climate change on phenology, and how individuals can become citizen scientists. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Simulations
Collection:
CLEAN
Provider:
National Science Digital Library
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Ology: Climate Change

Ology: Climate Change

This Ology website for kids focuses on Climate Change. It includes activities, ... (more)

This Ology website for kids focuses on Climate Change. It includes activities, things to make, quizzes, interviews with working scientists, and more to help kids learn about Climate Change. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Collection:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
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Population and Development

Population and Development

This module on population and development is part of the World Bank ... (more)

This module on population and development is part of the World Bank Group's educational site that addresses sustainable development in the world. An introduction, objectives, activities, and references are provided. Educators can use the activities to help students understand population growth rates. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
United Nations
Provider:
UNESCO
Author:
John Fien
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Climate Change and Water

Climate Change and Water

Climate Change and Water - Perspectives from the Forest Service is a ... (more)

Climate Change and Water - Perspectives from the Forest Service is a summary of a forthcoming report by the Forest Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture which will detail the likely impacts of climate change on the Nation's forested watersheds and highlight the importance of managing forests to provide clean, abundant water. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Collection:
U.S. Forest Service
Provider:
U.S. Forest Service
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Climate Change and Arctic Ecosystems

Climate Change and Arctic Ecosystems

In this activity, students learn about how climate change is affecting the ... (more)

In this activity, students learn about how climate change is affecting the Arctic ecosystem and then investigate how this change is impacting polar bear populations. Students analyze maps of Arctic sea ice, temperature graphs, and polar bear population data to answer questions about the impact of climate change on the Arctic ecosystem. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
CLEAN
Provider:
National Science Digital Library
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Take Aim At Climate Change

Take Aim At Climate Change

This music video features a rap song about some of the causes ... (more)

This music video features a rap song about some of the causes and effects of climate change with the goal of increasing awareness of climate change and how it will impact nature and humans. The website also includes links to short fact sheets with lyrics to the song that are annotated with the sources of the information in the lyrics. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
CLEAN
Provider:
National Science Digital Library
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Climate Change Kids Site

Climate Change Kids Site

Explore this site to learn about the science and impacts of climate ... (more)

Explore this site to learn about the science and impacts of climate change. The site also provides games that help students, their parents and their teachers learn about both the science of climate change and what actions they can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Games
Homework and Assignments
Readings
Collection:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Provider:
Environmental Protection Agency
No Strings Attached
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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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