Responding to Climate Change

This is the ninth and final lesson in a series of lessons about climate change. This lesson focuses on the various activities that humans can do to mitigate the effects of climate change. This includes information on current and predicted CO2 emission scenarios across the globe, alternative energy sources, and how people are currently responding to climate change. Importantly, this lesson is motivating in showing students that they can make a difference.

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King's Centre for Visualization in Science
Activity takes about two 50-minute class periods.

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Lesson has two powerful applets - carbon footprint and stabilization wedges - that greatly enhance the learning experience. Educator should become familiar with them prior to implementation and also review the equations and calculations as a prerequisite to starting lesson.

See the other eight lessons in this module at [link http://www.explainingclimatechange.ca/Climate%20Change/Lessons/lessons.h...

See Stabilization Wedges Game in the CLEAN collection [link http://cleanet.org/resources/41709.html]

Educator could show students current changes in energy produced by photovoltaic solar technology [link http://www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C47/solar_power_2013], as it nearly doubled from 2010 to 2012.