A reading by the National Wildlife Federation that discusses how climate change is increasing the frequency of extreme weather events and other natural disasters. This overview reading can be used as an introduction to the topic by teachers interested in teaching about climate change and disasters and hazards.The reading includes discussions on the following topics:
- Extreme heat waves
- Harmful algal outbreaks
Students will learn about climate change impacts and how global warming is potentially causing an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events. They will also understand how different natural disasters impact the wildlife and ecosystems.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- Discuss how climate change is contributing to an increased frequency of natural disasters?
- How do natural disasters affect wildlife? Use examples.
About the Tool
|Tool Name||Climate Change, Natural Disasters, and Wildlife|
|Discipline||Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Geography|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Climate Change Overview, Disasters and Hazards, Heat Waves, Hurricanes, Megafires, Droughts, Floods, Algal Outbreaks|
|Climate Topic||Disasters and Hazards; Climate Literacy|
|Type of tool||Reading|
|Grade Level||High School, Undergraduate|
|Developed by||Shannon Heyck-Williams for the National Wildlife Federation|
|Hosted at||National Wildlife Federation website|