Why we disagree on climate change (Lecture Series Podcast)
Addressing the Institute for Science and Society, Professor Mike Hulme suggests that the approach to tackling climate change is not perhaps as black and white as many think.
War on climate change?
In this podcast - could governments go to war to protect the environment? Dr Matthew Humphrey, Reader in Political Philosophy, weighs up a controversial set of theories from another respected academic.
Climate change is a key issue on today’s social and political agenda. This unit explores the basic science that underpins climate change and global warming.
Human societies have to take urgent action to end their dependences on fossil fuels. We have to alter the whole path of our development and decision making in order to make our societies both environmentally adaptable and sustainable. This unit takes on the task of trying to chart some of the ways in which it might be possible.
War on climate change
In this podcast - Going to war for the environment? Dr Matthew Humphrey, Reader in Political Philosophy assesses a controversial theory by Australian academic Professor Robyn Eckersley. Professor Eckersley is among a group of experts who believe that military intervention may be reasonably used to protect natural resources.
Climate change: island life in a volatile world
What impact will global warming really have? This unit examines the potential problems faced by the people of the Pacific Island of Tuvalu as a result of rising sea levels. Where would you go if your island is only a few feet above sea level? Who would you blame?
Investigating the Climate System: Weather
This activity helps students learn how to find, interpret, and describe weather data. Students learn also about drought, flooding, wind and dust storms, hurricanes, and lightning, as well as the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite -- the information it provides and why that information is important.
Investigating the Climate System: Precipitation
This is a 23-page educator's guide organized around three questions: How are rainfall rates measured? How is the intensity and distribution of rainfall determined? How can you study rain?
Investigating the Climate System: Energy
This site offers problem-based lessons that focus on questions: Does ground surface influence temperature? How important is water evaporation to the cooling of a surface? If my town grows, will it affect the area's temperature? Why are summer temperatures in the desert southwest so much higher than at the same latitude in the southeast?
Investigating the Climate System: Clouds
This activity casts students as interns in a state climatology office. Their assignment: to investigate how clouds form, how they're classified, and their role in heating and cooling the earth. This 30-page guide also helps students understand why clouds (and the study of them) are important.
Earth Exploration Toolbook Chapter : Exploring Regional Differences in Climate Change
In this activity, users download and graph modeled climate data to explore variability in climate change. Most people know that climate changes are predicted over the next hundred years, but they may not be aware that these changes are likely to vary from region to region. Using data from the University of New Hampshire's Earth Science Information Partner, a digital library of Earth Science data, users will obtain annual predictions for minimum temperature, maximum temperature, precipitation, an
CLT: Exploring Climate Events and Human Development
This animation on the Climate TimeLine (CTL) site depicts changes in land cover due to land use over the past 100 years. Data is based on census data, tax records, land surveys, and historical geography estimates. This visualization is the work of the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM, Netherlands) and the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE, USA).
Climate, Ecosystems, and Infectious Disease
This online book evaluates the current understanding of the linkages among climate, ecosystems, and infectious disease. It outlines the research needed to improve the understanding of these linkages and examines the potential for using climate forecasts and ecological observations to help predict infectious disease outbreaks. The entire book may be read online in HTML or PDF formats, and hard copies may be ordered from the site.
Climate Diagnostic Center Plots
Through static map interface, the Climate Diagnostic Center provides access to plots of current and historical United States temperature, precipitation and PDSI drought maps. The interface allows users to plot the raw data and view map visualizations of data.
Bering Sea Climate
The Bering Sea Climate website contains time series data that measures climate and ecosystem status in the Bering Sea. The site presents data, metadata, and graphics by allowing the user to select categories and then click a button for the desired function. Data can be displayed as a list, a time series plot, or in terms of recent trends, relevance, and correlation. Measured parameters include weather, oceanographic and climate data, sea ice data, and fisheries and other biological data. The sit
Climate Change, Wildlife, and Wildlands: A Toolkit for Teachers and Interpreters
Use this site to learn about the science of climate change and its potential effects on our nation's wildlife and their habitats.
Climate Change Kids Site
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.
Climate Change Emission Calculator Kit (Climate CHECK)
High school students can investigate the link between everyday actions at their high school, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Using this site, students can learn about climate change, estimate their school's greenhouse gas emissions and conceptualize ways to mitigate their school's climate impact. Students gain detailed understandings of climate-change drivers, impacts, and science; produce an emission inventory and action plan; and can even submit the results of their emission inven
Here you will find animations of how Global Warming occurs and how it is linked to the Carbon and Water cycles.
China U.S. Climate Conference
Opening Session: The University, Scientific Research, and Climate Change Running Time: 1 hour, 22 minutes This panel will highlight the mutual vulnerability of China and the U.S. to climate change, and the indispensable role of scientific research in understanding the problem and developing solutions. What's at Risk? Climate Model Predictions and Physical and Biological Impacts Running Time: 1 hour, 17 minutes This panel of climate scientists will describe the state of scientific knowledge rega