General Resources

There is a tremendous amount of knowledge on the Internet about climate change, its impacts, causes and resolution.  A few sites are listed so you can find more detailed information.

Real Climate

RealClimate.org has a great page of resources for both those who are unfamiliar with climate science as well as the ardent environmentalists.

Skeptical Science

SkepticalScience.com - “Getting skeptical about global warming skepticism”

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center -

The Department of Energy’s primary climate-change data and information analysis center

Citizen’s Climate Lobby

Citizensclimatelobby.org – “Political Will for a Livable World”

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Resources for Schools

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Especially for Students:

Six Degrees

Grades 3-5: Six Degrees of Change: Conservation in My Community

Students learn about global warming and their community’s conservation efforts. Students develop and complete a project documenting, via reporting or photography, a local conservation effort.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/14/g35/SixDegrees.pdf

Grades 6-8: Six Degrees of Change: Conservation in My Community

Students learn about global warming and their community’s conservation efforts. Students develop and complete a project documenting, via reporting or photography, a local conservation effort.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/14/g68/SixDegrees.pdf

Human Footprint

Grades 6-8: Mapping Our Human Footprint

Students learn about the Human Footprint Atlas, analyze a map showing where and to what extent humans have influenced Earth, and participate in a class discussion. They make connections between patterns of human influence and geographic factors.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/14/g68/HumanFootprintMapping.pdf

Grades 6-8: Perils of Plastic

Students learn about the world’s largest “landfill”, a collection of trash covering an estimated five million square miles of the Pacific Ocean. To connect this crisis to their own world students collect their recyclable trash for one week and weigh it. They extrapolate this number to make additional calculations
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/14/g68/HumanFootprintPlastic.pdf

Grades 6-8: Protecting Earth’s Wildlife

Students learn how a growing demand for natural resources such as wood and coal threatens habitats and wildlife. They select one issue and develop a list of actions people could take to reduce or reverse the problem. They complete a project (e.g., poster, skit, graphic novel) communicating the issue and their action steps.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/14/g68/HumanFootprintWildlife.pdf