Natural Inquirer Climate Change Series: Beetles
The Natural Inquirer Climate Change series article Beetles are Supercool examines the life cycle of the mountain pine beetle and how climate change would influence this life cycle.
Climate and Water in Ghana
shows the dramatic contrast between the rainy and dry seasons in West Africa and helps students define and identify the features of climate. They apply this knowledge to the study of how climate affects people and the environment.
17.441 International Politics and Climate Change (MIT)
This course examines the interconnections of international politics and climate change. Beginning with an analysis of the strategic and environmental legacies of the 20th Century, it explores the politicization of the natural environment, the role of science in this process, and the gradual shifts in political concerns to incorporate "nature". Two general thrusts of climate-politics connections are pursued, namely those related to (a) conflict – focusing on threats to security due to envir
15.023J Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy (MIT)
This class introduces scientific, economic, and ecological issues underlying the threat of global climate change, and the institutions engaged in negotiating an international response. It also develops an integrated approach to analysis of climate change processes, and assessment of proposed policy measures, drawing on research and model development within the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.
12.003 Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics (MIT)
This undergraduate class is designed to introduce students to the physics that govern the circulation of the ocean and atmosphere. The focus of the course is on the processes that control the climate of the planet.AcknowledgmentsProf. Ferrari wishes to acknowledge that this course was originally designed and taught by Prof. John Marshall.
12.842 Past and Present Climate (MIT)
This course introduces students to climate studies, including beginnings of the solar system, time scales, and climate in human history. It is offered to both undergraduate and graduate students with different requirements.
12.307 Weather and Climate Laboratory (MIT)
Course 12.307 is an undergraduate course intended to illustrate, by means of 'hands on' projects, the basic dynamical and physical principles that govern the general circulation of the atmosphere and ocean and the day to day sequence of weather events. The course parallels the content of the new undergraduate textbook Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics by John Marshall and R. Alan Plumb.
Calculators, Automobiles and Climate Change
As a homework assignment, students gather information on their family car(s) and use a Web-based calculator to help them evaluate the potential for reducing CO2 emissions by choosing to use automobiles with higher fuel efficiency. As a class, students evaluate the potential for their community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions though the use of more fuel-efficient cars.
Middle East & Africa: Climate and population distribution
This episode focuses on the extreme climate in the Middle East, the very diverse climate of Africa, and the role water plays in where people live. High quality video.
Climate Change and Worker Safety
Injury rates reported at America's poultry plants have dropped dramatically in recent years, and so have workplace safety inspections. Are regulators rewarding companies for inaccurate reporting of injuries? Bill Moyers Journal and Expose: America's Investigative Reports go inside America's poultry industry, which employs almost a quarter million workers nationwide, to show the reality of working conditions and to investigate how official statistics showing a drop in workplace injuries may hav
Climate Change in Antarctica
Adam Soule from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution talks about his volcano research and how Antarctica is sensitive to climate change. As a volcanologist, he will study the lava flows of the past, an important process in an actively evolving planet such as Earth. The products of volcanic eruptions cover more than 2/3's of the Earth's surface and are primary means for transferring heat and mass from the Earth's interior.
Geography: Climate and Vegetation
An introduction to climate and vegetation in world regional geography. IU Southeast Instructor: Clint Franklin
A Wat Forward: Facing Climate Change
In this short documentary you can explore the global impact of climate change and its devastating effects. Learn what scientists suggest in response to these changes. Run time 07:43
Climate Change: State of the Earth
In 2006, Arctic sea ice shrank 6 percent more than it usually does, thus further speeding up global warming and threatening the survival of polar bears. Scientists discuss the ramifications and possible causes. Run time 05:59.
Amphibians May Give Us Clues to Our Changing Climate
Changes in amphibian populations may offer clues to changes in our climate. In the Rock Mountains scientists spend their summers studying wind, weather, plant life and amphibians. The salamander population in this area fluctuates year to year and they are trying to determine if this decline is caused by global warming or humans. Run time 03:14.
How do climate changes in Greenland and Antartica affect weather for the rest of the world?
How do climate changes in Greenland and Antarctica affect weather for the rest of the world?" Alan Rodger – British Antarctic Survey. Addressing polar region study as a whole, the interactions between the physical, chemical, biological, solar, human, space and solar, marine life, climate, geological aspects. Run time 03:39.
Causes and Consequences of a Climate Change
This is a video on Global Warming Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio. It lists the causes of global warming and the consequences it has. It explains what it is and how it works. It addresses the nonrenewable resource of fossil fuels in great lenths and suggests possible solutions. Run time 4:44.
Weather : How Does Latitude Affect Climate?
Latitude can affect climate through circulation, and the wind bands known as trade winds differ depending on latitude. Discover how the movement of weather systems is controlled by large wind belts with help from the chair of a department of environmental studies in this video (1:28) on how latitude affects climate.
Expert: Jack Hall
Bio: Dr. Jack Hall is the department chair in the department of environmental studies at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Climate & Weather
This episode segment from NASA Connect explains the difference between weather and climate. The segment explores what factors determine weather and how climate is affected by the weather. Run time 04:36.
Basics of Geography: Climate
Discusses what makes up geography; land, water, people and their lives and how land and water affect them. Geography also includes climate. Climate is the weather pattern in a region of the world over a long period of time. One of the major factors affecting our climate is the Sun. The way the Earth moves around the Sun affects the climate. This video discusses rotation, revolution, year, axis, hemisphere, latitude, lines of latitude, and equator. This video discusses what causes the different c