Environmental Sciences

Integrate climate science in your teaching and use these educational resources to teach topics such as:

Water Security, Human Health and Disease, Climate Justice, Climate Refugees, Food Security, Agro-ecosystems, Crop Yields, Species Extinction, Energy – Traditional and Renewable, Carbon Emissions, Carbon Footprint, The “Anthropocene”, Migration and Migratory Patterns and more.

Two E-learning courses (MOOCs) developed by Rahul Chopra, TROP ICSU and IISER Pune on Climate Change: Science, Impacts, and Policy and Teaching Climate Change. These courses were developed through the National Resource Centre (NRC) on
A teaching module of resources and activities that accompanies ‘The Teacher-Friendly Guide™ to Climate Change’ edited by Ingrid H. H. Zabel, Don Duggan-Haas, & Robert M. Ross,the Paleontological Research Institution. This teaching module includes videos
A reading titled ‘The Teacher Friendly Guide to Climate Change’ edited by Ingrid H. H. Zabel, Don Duggan-Haas, & Robert M. Ross,the Paleontological Research Institution. This book includes the following chapters Why Teach About Climate
A video micro-lecture that explains carbonate buffering in the ocean. It includes discussions on the changes in the chemical composition of the ocean caused by a higher concentration of dissolved CO2, ocean acidification and the
A quiz to understand atmospheric aerosols, their basic characteristics and impact on climate. Use this tool to help students find answers to: What are aerosols and what are the sources of atmospheric aerosols? Explain how
A reading by the Third Pole that discusses the link between climate change and natural disasters. This  overview reading can be used as an introduction to the topic by teachers interested in teaching about climate
A reading to learn about the effects of climate change on food security and to explore climate change adaptation measures to ensure food security.  The modules in this reading (from the Contents) are: Climate Change
A reading to learn about climate change-related human migration and the term “climate refugees” through an example in Bangladesh.  Students will read about an actual example of the climate-refugee crisis--the large-scale migration of residents from
A video that introduces permafrost and its distribution on Earth. The video also describes the changing nature of permafrost across several regions due to higher surface temperatures and the possible impact of permafrost thawing on
A reading that introduces hydrocarbons, fossil fuels, and the products of combustion of different hydrocarbons such as carbon dioxide- a greenhouse gas. Students will learn about the products of the combustion of different hydrocarbons. The
A collection of e-learning courses to learn the basics of climate change science, relationship between climate and oceans, and climate change action. The courses are multidisciplinary in the approach and include the current state of
A reading that describes natural carbon sources and sinks. This reading by Noelle Eckley Selin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, describes how anthropogenic activities alter the concentration of carbon in various sources and sinks, thus, contributing
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