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.
In this lesson plan, students learn about the impacts of climate change on human health. The lesson plan contains several modules and case studies on issues such as Temperature-related Death and Illness; Air Quality Impacts; Vector-Borne Diseases; Water-Related Illness; Food Safety; Mental Health and Well-Being.
|In this lesson plan, students are introduced to the concept of ‘Climate Refugees’, learn about how climate change is forcing large populations to migrate from their homes and what should the societal response be to such a human migration caused by climate change.|
|In this lesson plan, students are introduced to the linkages between the food system and climate change. The lesson plan focuses on the contribution of the food system to climate change and means of reducing it as well as the effect of climate change on agriculture.|
|This micro-lecture as part of an e-learning course introduces the linkages between climate change and food security and how global hunger and climate change can be addressed simultaneously.|
|This guided lecture and discussion helps students to understand the possible impact of climate change on animal migration (an important animal behavior) and to explore the neuroscience of migration. The example of monarch butterfly migration is used for discussion and reading.|
|This e-course introduces the effect of climate change on children. It describe how climate mitigation can benefit children, what practices can potentially empower children to act on climate change and how to protect children’s rights in the context of climate change.|
|This storymap (from ESRI) helps students to learn about several communities across the world that are facing severe threats due to climate change through the use of mapmaking and visualization techniques. An associated worksheet (from the Human Imprint) helps students learn more about the issue through a series of suggested questions.|
|In this audio podcast, Celia McMichael and Jon Barnett discuss the increase in migration due to climate change and what policy steps are needed to address this issue.|