HERE is the NOAA Climate Program Office Education and Climate Literacy link. HERE is a videotaped talk to teachers about teaching climate literacy, at a Fermilab Global Warming Summit in 2008 by Dr. Frank Niepold.
CAMEL means Climate Adaptation Mitigation E-Learning
The CAMEL (Climate Adaption Mitigation E-Learning) project aspires to create an online learning community which will generate and use high-quality curricular materials about climate change and climate change solutions. This work is being developed in partnership with NCSE’s Encyclopedia of Earth. This study is funded by the National Science Foundation, Award 0950396.
The impact of a global temperature rise of 4ºC (7 ºF)
The impacts of climate change will be widespread across the globe. In order to understand more about what the human impact of high-end climate change might be, and therefore what would happen if a successful agreement can not be reached at Copenhagen, the UK's Met Office Hadley Centre has produced a map outlining some of the impacts that may occur if the global average temperature rises by 4 °C (7 °F) above the pre-industrial climate average. The map represents the latest peer-reviewed science on the impacts.
Using the map: This interactive version of the 4 degree map allows you to select which impacts you want to see, zoom on specific geographies and access more information about the science behind the map.
This UN CLIMATE INFORMATION KITis an excellent resource for information on climate change from the United Nations, World Meteorological Organization, and five other international agencies. The 63-page guide (downloads in pdf) is clearly written in plain English, and offers comprehensive information on the science of global climate change, potential impacts, adaptation and mitigation strategies, and policies. This policy emphasis - what the world is doing about climate change - sets this material apart. Data charts, including greenhouse gas emissions and their sources, are another useful feature. This thorough guide was updated in the summer of 2001 with information from the latest reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the leading authority on the subject. Note: International units are used in this guide, so take this opportunity to familiarize your students with converting degrees Celsius to Fahrenheit and metric measurements to English ones (e.g., meters to feet).
There is a clear education agenda in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, which require learning new knowledge and skills and changing behaviors in order to reduce the vulnerabilities and manage the risks of climate change...The brief presents a framework for the existing communities of practice to mobilize around in order to promote education for sustainable development and also integrate disaster risk reduction, quality learning, and environmental and climate change education.
Reports from Rio 2012
For general information on the Rio + 20 Conference with links click HERE. Photo: Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General
Summary of Rio...
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