Reading: Climate Change Impacts- A Comic

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A comic book by Somdatta Karak, CSIR- Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, India that introduces the impacts of climate change on fragile ecosystems and how it affects the lives of people living there. This comic is inspired by a talk by Mayuresh Gangal, Nature Conservation Foundation, Bengaluru, India  titled ‘Fragile Ecosystems and Climate Crisis’ as part of the Climate Change Challenge outreach program of the CCMB. This reading can be used as an introduction to the topic of climate change by primary, middle school and high school teachers. It includes discussions on 

  1. What are fragile ecosystems?
  2. Climate Change impacts in fragile ecosystems such as Coral Islands
  3. The Coral Reef ecosystem
  4. Coral bleaching due to global warming
  5. Human migration due to the impacts of climate change
  6. Lives and livelihoods and climate refugees

Students will learn about what is climate change. They will learn about different fragile ecosystems such as coral islands, deserts, high mountains and deltas. They will further understand the impacts of climate change on coral islands and how the climate crises can lead to human migration from these fragile ecosystems. 

Use this tool to help your students find answers to: 

  1. What is Climate Change?
  2. Describe the coral reef ecosystem.
  3. How is climate change causing the collapse of coral reefs in India and globally?
  4. What are climate refugees?

About the Tool 

Tool NameCaring For Others In The Climate Crisis
DisciplineEnvironmental Sciences
Topic(s) in DisciplineClimate Change Overview, Introduction to Climate Change, Ecosystems, Coral Reefs
Climate Topic Introduction to Climate Change, Climate Literacy, Climate and the Biosphere
Type of tool Reading
Grade LevelPrimary School, Middle School, High School, Undergraduate
Developed bySomdatta Karak
Hosted atClimate Change Challenge page of the CSIR- Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology website published here
Computer SkillsBasic
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