Focus Areas The activities will enable students to explore the effects of climate change predictions of their local environments and compare and contrast their findings with the effects predicted for other regional, national, and international environments. The Focus Areas investigating global climate change impacts on human health are:
- Natural Disasters
- Rising Sea Levels
- Water Resources
These activities are designed by IAGT and CIESIN with help and feedback from high school science teachers. While the activities are designed to meet the education standards for High School Students, they can be adapted for use in all classrooms.
Use of Geospatial Technologies to understand Climate Change impacts This project takes advantage of geospatial visualization technologies as an enhanced learning mechanism to provide a more intuitive and deeper understanding of the climate science and the impacts on humans across the Earth. The use of geospatial technologies enables patterns to become visible that would otherwise not be seen though just the use of charts, graphs and text. Combining geospatial visualization technologies with climate science data and world population estimates, we can explore the question of “who will be impacted by these predicted climate changes?” By knowing what areas of the Earth will see and increase or decrease in precipitation, what areas will see an increase in the frequency of cyclones, or the expansion of suitable habitats for disease carrying insects, we can see just how many people will be exposed to these changes.
Lifelines Climate Change Education Presentations
Archived webinars from leaders in climate change education