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Climate Change Impacts in Puerto Rico


As a High School or introductory Undergraduate teacher, you can use this lesson plan to introduce climate change and its impacts in Puerto Rico.

This lesson plan provides an introduction to climate change, causes and impacts of climate change globally, climate change risk profile for Puerto Rico that includes climate impacts on major sectors of the country such as agriculture, water resources, human health, industries and tourism.

Thus, the use of this lesson plan allows you to teach Climate Science and Climate Change in your classrooms.

Disclaimer: Political boundaries are for illustrative purposes only. They may not depict official boundaries and are not endorsed by project TROP ICSU.

Learning Outcome

The tools in this lesson plan will enable students to:

  1. Learn about climate change and global warming
  2. Understand the impacts of climate change in Puerto Rico
  3. Discuss how changing weather patterns due to climate change could affect Puerto Rico‘s future
  4. Describe the current and future health risks and economic impacts on Puerto Rico due to climate change.


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