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Video

Ocean Buffer Chemistry

Ocean Buffer Chemistry Video A video micro-lecture that explains carbonate buffering in the ocean. It includes discussions on the changes in the chemical composition of

Reading

Carbon Sequestration in Soil

Carbon Sequestration in Soil Reading A reading by Judith D. Schwatz for YaleE360, published at the Yale School of the Environment, that describes how carbon

Reading

Climate Change: What Can You Do? A Comic

Climate Change: What Can You Do? A Comic Reading A comic book by Somdatta Karak, CSIR- Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, India on climate

Classroom/Laboratory Activity

The Coriolis Effect

The Coriolis Effect Classroom/Laboratory Activity A hands-on classroom/laboratory activity to learn about the Coriolis Effect. In this activity, students use a simple paper-based model to

Reading

Energy, Gender and Climate Change

Energy, Gender and Climate Change Reading A short introductory reading from the GenderCC Women for Climate Justice website that summarises the gender dimensions of energy

Reading

Risk of Bird Extinction

Risk of Bird Extinction Reading An article from National Geographic about how climate change may pose a risk of extinction to more than half of

Model/Simulation

The Economics of Oil

The Economics of Oil Model/Simulation A model/simulator to understand the prediction of peak global oil production, and to learn about oil as an energy source,

Reading

What is the Hydrosphere?

What is the Hydrosphere? Reading Module A short reading by the Aspen Global Change Institute that summarizes what the hydrosphere is. This resource can be

Reading

Hydrocarbon Combustion

Hydrocarbon Combustion Reading A reading that introduces hydrocarbons, fossil fuels, and the products of combustion of different hydrocarbons such as carbon dioxide- a greenhouse gas.

Reading

What Is Climate Change? A Comic

What Is Climate Change? A Comic Reading A comic book by Somdatta Karak, CSIR- Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, India that introduces what is

Game

The Carbon Footprint of Food

The Carbon Footprint of Food Game A game with flashcards that contain the carbon emissions (in gCO2e) of different foods. This game has been developed

Reading

Climate Solutions for Buildings Sector

Climate Solutions for Buildings Sector Reading A short reading from ‘Project Drawdown’ that discusses climate solutions for the Transportation Sector. It lists different solutions by

Teaching Module

Climate and the Biosphere: An Overview

Climate and the Biosphere: An Overview Teaching Module A teaching module by the EarthLabs section of the Science Education Resources Center (SERC), Carleton College, titled

Teaching Module

Climate Change and Water

Climate Change and Water Teaching Module A teaching module to introduce the impact of climate change on water systems and the resulting effects on human

Model/Simulation

The Greenhouse Effect

The Greenhouse Effect Teaching Module A teaching module for teachers that explains what greenhouse gases are and describes their role in causing global warming. This

Teaching Module

Climate Change and the Future of Food

Climate Change and the Future of Food Teaching Module A teaching module titled ‘Module 9: Food and Climate Change’ from the ‘Future of Foods’ course

Video

Precipitation Patterns and Climate Change

Precipitation Patterns and Climate Change Video A video micro-lecture by Jeff Dozier, University of California, Santa Barbara, that explains how climate change can affect the

Reading

Climate Solutions for Land Sinks Sector

Climate Solutions for Land Sinks Sector Reading A short reading from ‘Project Drawdown’ that discusses climate solutions for the Land Sinks Sector. It lists different

Video

Climate Solutions for the Transport Sector

Climate Solutions for the Transport Sector Video A video playlist titled ‘CS – Drawdown – 7 – Transport’ from the ‘Murtugudde Climate Academy’ by Dr.

Reading

Water, Gender and Climate Change

Water, Gender and Climate Change Reading A short introductory reading from the GenderCC Women for Climate Justice website that summarizes the gendered roles of water

Reading

Climate and the Hydrosphere

Climate and the Hydrosphere Reading Module A short reading by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), Center for Science Education that summarizes the hydrosphere

Video

Climate Solutions for the Food Sector

Climate Solutions for the Food Sector Video A video playlist titled ‘CS – Drawdown – 3 – Food’ from the ‘Murtugudde Climate Academy’ by Dr.

Reading

Biodiversity, Gender and Climate Change

Biodiversity, Gender and Climate Change Reading A short introductory reading from the GenderCC Women for Climate Justice website that summarizes the gender dimensions of climate

Video

Climate Change and the Food We Eat

Climate Change and the Food We Eat Video A video by Sarah Bridle that introduces her book, ‘Food and Climate Change Without the Hot Air.

Reading

The Locust Plague of East Africa

The Locust Plague of East Africa Reading An article titled ‘A plague of locusts has descended on East Africa. Climate change may be to blame’

Reading

Climate Risk and Megacities

Climate Risk and Megacities Reading A reading from ‘The Epicenters of Climate and Security: The New Geostrategic Landscape of the Anthropocene’ by The Center for

Online Course

An Introduction to Climate Change

An Introduction to Climate Change Online Course An e-learning course to learn the basics of climate change science, climate change policies, climate change adaptation and

Reading

Climate Solutions for Engineered Sinks Sector

Climate Solutions for Engineered Sinks Sector Reading A short reading from ‘Project Drawdown’ that discusses climate solutions for the Engineered Sinks Sector. It explains the

Classroom/Laboratory Activity

Thermal Potential of Carbon dioxide

Thermal Potential of Carbon dioxide Classroom/Laboratory Activity A classroom/laboratory activity that demonstrates the thermal properties of carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas, that may contribute

Reading

Climate Change and Crop Pollination

Climate Change and Crop Pollination Reading A report that describes the effect of climate change on animal pollinators and crop pollination. This report from 2011

Teaching Module

Teachers Guidebook: Oceans and the Cryosphere

Teacher’s Guidebook: Oceans and the Cryosphere Teaching Module The Office for Climate Education (OCE) presents a Teacher’s Guidebook that aims to support teachers in carrying

Reading

Climate Solutions for Industry Sector

Climate Solutions for Industry Sector Reading A short reading from ‘Project Drawdown’ that discusses climate solutions for the Industry Sector. It lists different solutions by

Reading

Climate Solutions for Transportation Sector

Climate Solutions for Transportation Sector Reading A short reading from ‘Project Drawdown’ that discusses climate solutions for the Transportation Sector. It lists different solutions by

Reading

Human Migration and Displacement

Human Migration and Displacement Reading A reading from ‘The Epicenters of Climate and Security: The New Geostrategic Landscape of the Anthropocene’ by The Center for

Video

Food Insecurity in Somalia

Food Insecurity in Somalia Video A video titled ‘Locust swarm threatens Somalia food crisis’ by AP Archive that discusses the threat of the recent desert

Video

Culture, Heritage and Climate Change

Culture, Heritage and Climate Change Video Module A panel discussion organised by the Getty Conservation Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council on the impact

Reading

What is Climate Literacy?

What is Climate Literacy? Reading A reading by the U.S. Global Change Research Program titled ‘Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science’. This reading

Audio

Climate Change and Bird Migration

Climate Change and Bird Migration Audio This short audio podcast discusses shifts in bird migration patterns due to climate change. It discusses bird species native

Reading

What is the Anthroposphere?

What is the Anthroposphere? Reading A short reading by the Aspen Global Change Institute that summarizes what the anthroposphere is. This resource can be used

Reading

Move, Adapt or Die

‘Move, Adapt or Die’ Reading A reading that discusses different aspects of evolutionary adaptations to climate change in animals. This reading by Renee Cho, Earth

Reading

Carbon Sequestration and Climate Change

Carbon Sequestration and Climate Change Reading A reading that describes natural carbon sources and sinks. This reading by Noelle Eckley Selin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,

Reading

Beer-Lambert Law

Beer-Lambert Law Reading A reading that uses the Beer-Lambert Law to highlight the link between greenhouse gases and global warming. This reading by Tom Kuntzleman,

Classroom/Laboratory Activity

A Story Map on Climate Change and Human Migration

A Story Map on Climate Change and Human Migration Model/Simulation and Classroom/Laboratory Activity A visualization and classroom/laboratory activity to learn about regions and communities that

Video

Food Security

Food Security Video A video micro-lecture to understand the topic of food security and learn about the relationship between food production and the climate. Students

Online Course

The Discovery of Global Warming

‘The Discovery of Global Warming’ Online Course/Reading This E-learning course is a website of the Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics, created

Audio

The Climate Minute Podcast

The Climate Minute Podcast Audio Ted McIntyre in conversation with D.R. Tucker discussing public health risks of climate change following the release of ‘The Climate

Reading

The Concrete Problem

The Concrete Problem Reading A reading that describes how the cement industry contributes to global warming. This reading by Carbon Brief discusses the production of

Reading

Can People Change Climate?

Can People Change Climate? Reading A reading by Spencer Weart, the American Institute of Physics (AIP) titled ‘Biosphere: How Life Alters Climate’. This reading is

Model/Simulation

Predicting Future Carbon Emissions

Predicting Future Carbon Emissions Model/Simulation A model/simulation to learn about and use the Kaya Identity to predict future carbon emissions. Students will customize parameters such

Reading

What is the Atmosphere?

What is the Atmosphere? Reading A short reading by the Aspen Global Change Institute that summarizes what the atmosphere is. This resource can be used

Video

The Maya Civilization and Climate Change

The Maya Civilization and Climate Change Video A video lecture titled ‘The Ancient Maya Response to Climate Change: A Cautionary Tale’ by B.L Turner II,

Reading

Species extinction due to climate change

Species Extinction Due to Climate Change Reading A review article on the proximate causes of climate change related species extinction. This article by Cahill et

Teaching Module

Climate Change Mathematics by NASA

Climate Change Mathematics by NASA Teaching Module A teaching module by NASA makes the use of basic mathematics, algebra, geometry, trigonometric functions and statistics to

Audio

Air Travel and Carbon Offset

Air Travel and Carbon Offset Audio/Reading A short audio and reading by MPR News on ‘Carbon Offset’ that gives an overview of what carbon offsets

Video

Sea Level Rise

Sea Level Rise Video This video describes sea-level rise due to climate change and flooding risks in coastal communities. About Tool Tool Name Rising Sea

Game

The Food Challenge

The Food Challenge Game A computer-based game that shows the carbon footprints of different types of food. The objective of the game is to click

Visualization

pH Levels of Oceans and Atmospheric CO2

pH Levels of Oceans and Atmospheric CO2 visualization A visualization that allows students to explore changes in the pH levels of oceans for different levels

Reading

Bark Beetle Outbreaks in Bhutan

Bark Beetle Outbreaks in Bhutan Teaching Module A reading that discusses ecosystems, biomes, food chains, and food webs and how the balance of an ecosystem

Reading

Infectious Diseases In A Warming World

Infectious Diseases In A Warming World Reading A reading that explains the role of climate change in the spread of infectious diseases. This reading by

Video

Climate Solutions for Buildings and Cities

Climate Solutions for Buildings and Cities Video A video playlist titled ‘CS – Drawdown – 5 – Buildings and Cities’ from the ‘Murtugudde Climate Academy’

Classroom/Laboratory Activity

Climate Change and Food Security in Africa

Climate Change and Food Security in Africa Classroom/Laboratory Activity A classroom/laboratory activity to learn about suitable climatic conditions for a crop and to determine how

Reading

Climate Change in the Bahamas

Climate Change in the Bahamas Reading A comic book to understand the effects of climate change on our environment, and specifically, on conch shells, coral

Video

COVID-19 and CO2 emissions

COVID-19 and CO2 Emissions Teaching Module A webinar by Carbon Brief on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The

Reading

The Water Cycle

The Water Cycle Reading A reading that describes the impacts of climate change on the water cycle of Earth. This reading titled, ‘The Water Cycle

Reading

Black Carbon in the Atmosphere

Black Carbon in the Atmosphere Reading A reading that describes the effects of black carbon on the atmosphere and the climate system. This reading by

Classroom/Laboratory Activity

What are Aerosols?

What are Aerosols? Classroom/Laboratory Activity A quiz to understand atmospheric aerosols, their basic characteristics and impact on climate. Use this tool to help your students

Classroom/Laboratory Activity

Malaria and Climate Change

Malaria and Climate Change Classroom/Laboratory Activity A classroom/laboratory activity to establish the potential link between the geographic distribution of malaria and increasing temperature caused by

Video

Global Warming and Sleep Deprivation

Global Warming and Sleep Deprivation Video A video that discusses the potential impact of global warming on human health and sleep cycles. This video by

Reading

Climate Change and Natural Disasters

Climate Change and Natural Disasters Reading A reading by the National Wildlife Federation that discusses how climate change is increasing the frequency of extreme weather

Video

The Way We Eat

The Way We Eat Video A video microlecture by Raghu Murtugudde, University of Maryland, titled ‘Plant Rich Diet’. This video lecture is part of a

Reading

Climate Change Impacts- A Comic

Climate Change Impacts- A Comic Reading A comic book by Somdatta Karak, CSIR- Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, India that introduces the impacts of

Reading

GM Crops in Sub-Saharan Africa

GM Crops in Sub-Saharan Africa Reading A reading by John Agaba, Alliance for Science, Cornell University, that describes the importance of food security in Sub-Saharan

Classroom/Laboratory Activity

Volcanoes and Climate

Teach Climate Science with the Teacher Friendly Guide To Climate Change​ Classroom/Laboratory Activity A classroom activity that teaches students about the different atmospheric aerosols and

Teaching Module

Climate Refugees

Climate Refugees Teaching Module A teaching module to learn about climate refugees, specific examples of climate change-related migration, challenges in resettling climate refugees, and actions

Teaching Module

Climate Adaptation and Mitigation

Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Teaching Module A teaching module titled ‘Adaptation and Mitigation’ from the e-learning course titled ‘Earth in the Future’ developed by Timothy

Reading

Climate Change and the Syrian Civil War

Climate Change and the Syrian Civil War Reading A reading titled ‘Climate change in the Fertile Crescent and implications of the recent Syrian drought’ by

Reading

Climate Change and Agriculture

Climate Change and Agriculture Reading A reading to learn about the effects of climate change on food security and to explore climate change adaptation measures

Reading

What is the Lithosphere?

What is the Lithosphere? Reading Module A short reading by the Aspen Global Change Institute that summarizes what the lithosphere or geosphere is. This resource

Reading

Climate Change and Locust Swarms

Climate Change and Locust Swarms Reading An article titled ‘Q&A: Are the 2019-20 locust swarms linked to climate change?’ by Daisy Dunne in Carbon Brief

Classroom/Laboratory Activity

Climate Change, the Cryosphere, and Rising Sea Levels

Climate Change, the Cryosphere, and Rising Sea Levels Classroom/Laboratory Activity A classroom/laboratory activity that introduces the relationship between climate and the cryosphere, explains how sea-level

Reading

Forests, Gender and Climate Change

Forests, Gender and Climate Change Reading A short introductory reading from the GenderCC Women for Climate Justice website that summarizes the gender dimensions in forestry

Online Course

Climate Science: An Introduction

Climate Science: An Introduction Online Course An online course by Andreas Schmittner, Oregon State University titled ‘Introduction to Climate Science’ that discusses Earth’s climate and

Classroom/Laboratory Activity

Thermal Potential of Carbon Dioxide

Thermal Potential of Carbon Dioxide Classroom/Laboratory Activity A classroom/laboratory activity that demonstrates the thermal properties of carbon dioxide (CO2),a greenhouse gas, that may contribute to

Video

Permafrost and Climate Change

Thawing Permafrost and Climate Change Video A video that introduces permafrost and its distribution on Earth. The video also describes the changing nature of permafrost

Game

NASA’s collection of climate games

NASA’s Collection of Climate Games Game NASA Climate Kids contains a collection of online games such as Coral Bleaching, Meet the Greenhouse Gases, Play OFFSET!,

Reading

Climate Solutions for Electricity Sector

Climate Solutions for Electricity Sector Reading A short reading from ‘Project Drawdown’ that discusses climate solutions for the Electricity Sector. It lists different solutions by

Video

Climate Solutions for the Energy Sector

Climate Solutions for the Energy Sector Video A video playlist titled ‘CS – Drawdown – 2 – Energy’ from the ‘Murtugudde Climate Academy’ by Dr.

Reading

Climate Disasters: An Overview

Climate Disasters: An Overview Reading A reading by the Third Pole that discusses the link between climate change and natural disasters. This overview reading can

Model/Simulation

Data Visualization of GHG Emissions

Data Visualization of GHG Emissions Model/Simulation CAIT Climate Data Explorer by World Resources Institute (WRI) showcases the world’s top greenhouse gas-emitting countries with the latest

Video

Climate Solutions for the Forestry Sector

Climate Solutions for the Forestry Sector Video A video playlist titled ‘CS – Drawdown – 6 – Land Use’ from the ‘Murtugudde Climate Academy’ by

Video

Droughts, Deforestation, Religion, and War

Droughts, Deforestation, Religion, and War Video A video titled ‘Dry Season’ from the Showtime series ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ – a documentary television series on

Classroom/Laboratory Activity

Permafrost and Climate Change

The Permafrost and Global Warming Classroom/Laboratory Activity A set of hands-on classroom and computer-based activities for students to learn about permafrost and to explore various

Audio

Feeding The Planet

Feeding The Planet Audio An audio podcast by Jason Fields for the World Bank titled ‘Table for 10 Billion Podcast: How can the world feed

Model/Simulation

pH Levels of Oceans and Atmospheric CO2

pH Levels of Oceans and Atmospheric CO2 Model/Simulation A visualization that allows students to explore changes in the pH levels of oceans for different levels

Video

Climate Solutions for the future

Climate Solutions for the Future Video A video playlist titled ‘CS – Drawdown – 9 – Coming Attractions’ from the ‘Murtugudde Climate Academy’ by Dr.

Quiz

Interactive Quiz on the Water Cycle

Interactive Quiz on the Water Cycle Classroom/Laboratory Activity An interactive quiz about the Water Cycle. This quiz by NASA’s Global Climate Change website allows students

Teaching Module

Climate Justice

Climate Justice Teaching Module Teaching modules to learn about climate justice in the context of the world and in the context of British Columbia (BC).

Model/Simulation

Show Your Stripes: Changes in Temperature

Show Your Stripes: Changes in Temperature Model/Simulation A model/simulation to observe and analyze the change in temperature as measured in each country over the past

Game

NASA Climate Games

NASA Climate Games Game NASA Climate Kids contains a collection of online games such as Coral Bleaching, Meet the Greenhouse Gases, Play OFFSET!, Play Power

Teaching Module

Teacher Guide to Climate Change- Agriculture

Teacher’s Guide to Climate Change – Agriculture Teaching Module A teaching module by Our Climate Our Future titled ‘Agriculture and Climate Change’ that discusses the

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