This project is no longer funded and will not be updated.
Modules and Activities
Scenario: The U.S. National Park Service has asked you to advise it whether the drought that greatly impacted the Midwest and Southwest is a consequence of global climate change or just an abnormal weather pattern. In either case you’ll be asked to defend your decision.
Human Health Effects
Scenario: As an epidemiologist on the U.S. Panel for Climate Change, you are tasked with analyzing the latest data on climate-affectted human health conditions. A solid understanding of the mechanisms underlying the connections will allow for a more comprehensive report. The panel will be very interested in your predictions for Earth’s biodiversity 30 years from now.
Ice Caps and Sea Levels
Scenario: You have just completed climate science fieldwork studying Earth’s ice caps and sea levels. Analyze your data to present a report to the U.S. Panel on Global Climate Change.
Scenario: Teens delayed at an airport because of a volcanic eruption have heard very different explanations of the effect of eruptions on global temperatures and climate change. Who is correct? Do volcanoes increase or decrease temperatures on Earth? Do volcanoes cause climate changes?