Impacts of Climate Change Resources


  
collapse Topic : Causes of Climate Change ‎(2)
Cyclical and Natural Changes
Human-Caused Changes
collapse Topic : Climate System ‎(12)
Atmospheric Circulation
Atmospheric Composition
Carbon Cycle
Climate Compared to Weather
Climate Feedbacks
Global Energy Balance
Greenhouse Effect
Ocean and Climate
Orbital Cycles
Regional Climates
Solar Radiation
Water Cycle
collapse Topic : Human Responses to Climate Change ‎(3)
Personal Responsibility
Risk Management
Social Values
collapse Topic : Impacts of Climate Change ‎(13)
Agricultural Changes
Economic Impacts
Ecosystem Changes
Extreme Weather
Freshwater Resources
Great Lakes Impacts
Melting Ice and Permafrost
Ocean Warming and Acidification
Plants and Animals
Public Health
Sea Level Rise
Surface Temperature Warming
Uncertainty
collapse Topic : Measuring and Modeling Climate ‎(2)
Climate Modeling
Gathering and Measuring Climate Data

Freshwater Resources

Activities

Food and Water Supplies Under Stress by Earth Day Network. Grades 9-12. http://www.eeweek.org/assets/EDN%20Lesson%20Plans/Food%20Water%20and%20Climate.pdf. Students will understand how human needs for food and water are fulfilled and how climate change will impact the agriculture industry and our freshwater supplies. Lesson adheres to National Science Education Standards.

General Web Resources

Extreme Wet. Union of Concerned Scientists Global Warming Hot Map. http://www.climatehotmap.org/global-warming-effects/rain-and-snow.html. Discusses how a warmer climate spurs the evaporation of water from land and sea and allows the atmosphere to hold more moisture—thus setting the stage for more extreme precipitation.

Extreme Dry. Union of Concerned Scientists Global Warming Hot Map. http://www.climatehotmap.org/global-warming-effects/rain-and-snow.html. Discusses how while some regions are likely to get wetter as the world warms, other regions that are already on the dry side are likely to get drier.

National Wildlife Federation’s Global Warming Site. http://www.nwf.org/Global-Warming.aspx. NWF’s global warming page contains up-to-date information on global warming’s effects on wildlife, conservation, and how both policies and personal decisions can help. Also contains information on Great Lakes impacts and Global Warming Fact Sheets and Clean Energy Solutions for each state.

Ecosystems by United States Global Change Research Program http://www.globalchange.gov/publications/reports/scientific-assessments/us-impacts/climate-change-impacts-by-sector/ecosystems. This web site is a well-organized resource for information on the many facets of climate change. Users can examine climate change impacts by region (including the Great Lakes), sector (such as ecosystems and society), and agency (how the United States federal agencies are related to climate change issues).