This course hosted at MIT Open Course Ware explores visualization methodologies to conceive and represent systems and data, e.g., financial, media, economic, political, etc., with a particular focus on climate change data. The course is useful not only for Media and Communication Studies but also for Computer Science, and Statistics disciplines.
As a teacher of undergraduate Economics you can use this set of computer-based tools when teaching The Tragedy of the Commons.
Your current lesson plan can be augmented with the following resources of this toolkit
- Video that introduces the concept of Tragedy of the Commons
- Reading Climate Change: The Ultimate Tragedy of the Commons?
- Laboratory Activity in which the atmosphere of planet Earth can be considered as a “commons” and that it is affected by human activities such as global warming.
Thus, the use of this toolkit allows you to integrate the teaching of a climate science topic with a core topic in Economics.
Explore this Application to learn more about the Climate Literacy Project and its Outputs and make use of the e-Learning Material available to enrich understanding about Climate Change. This material also includes an exciting Online Game and Quizzes.
Polar Explorer is an education app. It educates the user about past, present and future sea level with the help of maps and images created with real data. The app includes text, audio and questionnaire which is helpful to study approximately hundred topics.
This app provides spatial information related to the Ministry of service centers and all UAE, as well as environmental, biological, protected areas, and agricultural statistics information.
The Kolkata Climate Change Cell is a web-enabled and help-desk based resource center which brings together citizens from different professions. The citizens can take info about climate-friendly initiatives in Kolkata city.
This app allows the user to upload a sighting from her location to the app data. This sighting then compared with NASA’s satellite data. It helps everybody to identify ground level changes that correlate with bigger picture seen from space.
This is an dynamic animation video showing total emissions and the rate of emissions of New York City. The video makes carbon missions feel more real and engaging.
This video is an introductory lecture of the online E-course by Prof David Archer, a renowned Climate Scientist. Prof Archer introduces the concept of Green House effect and other anthropological activities through this video.
This video introduces the acceleration in sea level rise and risks associated with it. It is a part of Changing Planet series by National Science Foundation, NBC Learn.
This video gives an overview of Climate and Health, and especially about the vector-borne diseases.
|This introductory e-course produced by UN CC Learn contains six modules: Climate Change Science, International Legal and Policy Framework for Climate Change, Climate Change Adaptation, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Finance, Planning for Climate Change|
This activity enables students to determine how biodiversity may be influenced by climate change. They will learn about changes in the distribution and habitat of squirrels over time, and will discuss climate change as a potential cause of changes in biodiversity.
The tool allows a student to explore how isotopes can be used as indicators of paleoclimate and reconstruct the paleoclimate using data from the Vostok ice core.
This laboratory activity allows a student to explore trends in hurricane intensity, the possible impact of climate change on hurricanes, and understanding uncertainty in trends. This tool can be used as an aid to teach topics such as Data Analysis, Linear Slope,Confidence Interval, Student’s t-distribution, and Standard Deviation in Statistics.