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How powerful are these images. I think they show perfectly cause and effect for climate change issues. Annotating to add in the process seems like a good idea! Sophie Smith sur Twitter : "@mark_lynas at @hayfestival was amazing! Thanks for recommending @EduCaiti. Great links to @AQA curriculum, so created some questions for my Year 12s. Anyone know where I can get the link to send out to my students? @GeoBlogs @

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CC the sound of climate change. CC in National Curriculum. CC Domestic energy loss. CC teachers. Irish School rap. What is climate change? A really simple guide. CC humour. Evidence for CC. Little Ice Age. Russell Crowe sur Twitter : "“ If you ignore the science when building a bridge, the bridge collapses. If you ignore the science when building a plane, the plane crashes” - Professor Ross Garnaut Responsible for the 2008 Garnaut Climate Change Review. Our.

Just a reminder that the statement, "the IPCC says we have 12 - no 11 - now 10 years to fix the climate crisis" is not accurate. What is? "One pathway that leads to a carbon budget consistent with 1.5C requires 45% reductions by 2030 rel. to 2010." See. I have a lot of friends who can relate to this....…

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This presents some relatively basic but important information pretty well, and might be worth sharing to people you know who really don't get it yet. Iceberg shapes. Sources of CO2. Geog teaching of CC. Am struck reading the @IPCC_CH #SROCC that presents litany of anthropogenic #cryosphere changes to land ice, snow cover, permafrost; changes are less and less subtle as climate heating intensifies. □□□ ...another 1,000 page report! Time for climate action. (1) Latest Tweets / Twitter. (45) Climate Change and Why We Should Panic voiced by Keira Knightley.

Here's @BernieSanders showing how you talk to middle school students about climate change. In 1987. Comparison of monthly global temperature anomalies over the last 5 years... Clearly, June and July were the warmest on record in 2019 within this data set (GISTEMPv4). [Plot from. Scott Wahlstrom sur Twitter : "The atmosphere is not a dump. The atmosphere is not a dump. The atmosphere is not a dump. The atmosphere is not a dump. The atmosphere is not a dump. The atmosphere is not a dump. The atmosphere is not a dump. The atmosphere.

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*****This is for those people who still fall for this age-old climate denier trick...… Linking events to CC. CC Attenborough. *****Absolutely fantastic response by Dr Richard Alley to "some claim that this natural variability means we shouldn't be concerned with humans changing the climate". Pascal's wager and CC. Sustainability teaching. Rosemary Mosco sur Twitter : "This past weekend I was talking with a guy who's worried about climate change. He's super conscientious, but is a busy dad, and doesn't think there's anything he can do. This is an awful, helpless feeling. Let's fix it. Here'

*****The world's worst polluters since the Industrial Revolution (cumulative)

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Newscientist. *****Curious Kids: how is global warming heating up the Earth? Curious Kids is a series by The Conversation, which gives children of all ages the chance to have their questions about the world answered by experts.

*****Curious Kids: how is global warming heating up the Earth?

All questions are welcome: you or an adult can send them – along with your name, age and town or city where you live – to curiouskids@theconversation.com. We won’t be able to answer every question, but we’ll do our best. Is global warming heating up the Earth? - Raphael, aged 11, Auckland, New Zealand. The simple answer to this important question is “yes”. We know that both the planet’s air and its oceans have been getting warmer over the last 100 years or more. Almost all parts of the world have reliable weather records going back many years. The new normal Of course, the weather changes a lot naturally; from season to season, and day to day. These patterns are what we call the “climate”: normal weather, plus its daily and seasonal differences. *****Caption this (Fiddling while Rome burns etc) *****All teachers going into denial on Sunday evening.… Following @GeographyTom9 AMAZING discussion on climate change being taught in the classroom here is a link to the slides #geographyteacher #PGCE.

I can't remember where I found it but here is this clear animated explanation of the greenhouse effect that is all singing and dancing #geographyteacher. Climate change dictionary: What do all the terms mean? Climate change is seen as the biggest challenge to the future of human life on Earth, and understanding the scientific language used to describe it can sometimes feel just as difficult.

Climate change dictionary: What do all the terms mean?

But help is at hand. Use our translator tool to find out what some of the words and phrases relating to climate change mean. Ten key terms 1.5 degrees Keeping the rise in global average temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius will avoid the worst impacts of climate change, scientists sayThat's compared with 'pre-industrial times'. Climate change A pattern of change affecting global or regional climate, as measured by average temperature and rainfall, and how often extreme weather events like heatwaves or heavy rains happen. Carbon footprint The amount of carbon emitted by an individual or organisation in a given period of time, or the amount of carbon emitted during the manufacture of a product Carbon neutral A process where there is no net release of CO2.

Emissions. *****Ice cores: □❄️Sound ON❄️□ At 240 m depth in the Antarctic ice sheet, old trapped air bubbles are pressurized to ~20 atmospheres (~300 psi). Imprecise measurement, but have a listen. □□ *No samples were harmed in the making* Read more (Gow, DebTannHIWWT sur Twitter : "Awesome from @KateRaworth. Rewild our lands, bring back British nature, leave fossil fuels in the last century where they belong. Lead like leaders. #wilderFuture. #NaturalClimateSolutions #ClimateEmergency #EcoEmergency… https. Twitter. Climate Atlas of Canada. Mrs R □ sur Twitter : "I’ve created a Trivial Pursuit worksheet for the BBC Climate Change documentary to use with groups. Huge thanks to @becmifff for the questions & of course @mrfitzhist for the template. #teamgeog.

Choice page. *Shouts* Volcanoes emit less than 1% of the carbon dioxide released currently by human activities. All of them. On land and under the ocean. Stop blaming volcanoes! □ It's official... Thanks to #ExtinctionRebellion protests, Attenborough's BBC One film and @GretaThunberg's UK visit, April 2019 has now overtaken Dec 2015 (Paris COP) as seeing the most mentions of "climate change" in UK media over past 5 years. (& st. *****When you find yourself trying to destroy a 16-year old girl with autism who’s trying to stop our planet from becoming an uninhabitable, fiery mess. "Is the microphone really on? Did you hear me? Is my English OK? Because I'm beginning to wonder..." Activist @GretaThunberg tells MPs action is still not being taken on climate change,

The Greta Thunberg effect: at last, MPs focus on climate change. Greta Thunberg took her climate message to the heart of power in Westminster on Tuesday, with a quiet but powerful message to MPs that prompted politicians to declare contrition for their failure to act.

The Greta Thunberg effect: at last, MPs focus on climate change

After the noise of Brexit in parliament and the disruption of Extinction Rebellion outside, the 16-year-old Swedish activist cut an extraordinarily composed figure as she arrived with her trademark braids, hand-painted placard and a speech that forced politicians to reflect on a crisis that is growing steadily worse despite three decades of political promises.

“This ongoing irresponsible behaviour will no doubt be remembered in history as one of the greatest failures of humankind,” she told the packed audience of MPs, officials and fellow school strikers. “You lied to us. You gave us false hope. You told us that the future was something to look forward to.” There was no let-up for the audience. Tuesday saw other signs of progress that would have been hard to imagine a year ago. Mr P sur Twitter : "A child in my class of 10-year-olds today, I think parroting his parents, said that “there’s nothing special about Greta Thunberg; anyone could do what she’s done.” Another responded: “They probably could. But they haven’t.” I couldn’t. Channel 4 News sur Twitter : "“No-one is too small to make a difference … everyone can do something.” 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg says we need to act “quickly” and “drastically” over climate change, but “if everyone does something then hug.

Sorry that the 16 year-old girl with autism speaking in her second language in front of a crowd of thousands of people she didn't know wasn't sufficiently entertaining for you.… 'You did not act in time': Greta Thunberg's full speech to MPs. My name is Greta Thunberg.

'You did not act in time': Greta Thunberg's full speech to MPs

I am 16 years old. I come from Sweden. And I speak on behalf of future generations. I know many of you don’t want to listen to us – you say we are just children. But we’re only repeating the message of the united climate science. Greta Thunberg sur Twitter : "Our future was stolen from us every time you said that ‘the sky was the limit’, and that ‘you only live once’. My full speech at the British Parliament in print. #fridaysforfuture #SchoolStrike4Climate #ClimateStrike.

"The climate has always changed" (or similar phrase) does not imply what many seem to think it implies. Let me explain. BBC One - Climate Change - The Facts, Climate Change – The Facts in 4 minutes. On "12 years to avoid climate catastrophe": We're not going to see climate suddenly going haywire as soon as global warming reaches 1.5C But this will NOT mean it was all a fuss about nothing. We'll still be on track for major impacts long term. (1/n) "We will never stop fighting for this planet." 16-year-old climate activist @GretaThunberg addresses the Extinction Rebellion protest in London.… Ouch! Time to make those clothes last even longer. Greta Thunberg’s visit to Britain is a huge moment for the climate movement. This afternoon an international sensation is taking to the stage in central London.

Greta Thunberg’s visit to Britain is a huge moment for the climate movement

She’s young, admired around the world and her name is Greta Thunberg. Meet @GretaThunberg, the Swedish schoolgirl who has inspired an international movement to fight climate change. #ClimateChangeTheFacts… Awesome interactive graph of CO2 Emissions from the most polluting countries - have to get this into my revamped #globalwarming lessons #climatechange #greenhousegas #geography #geographyteacher.

It was this kind of nonsense that I was afraid of and writing about here Our pupils need an education about their planet if they are going to make a difference - not gimmicks.… #ClimateChangeTheFacts Warmest years in recorded history, in order: 2016 2017 2015 2018 2014 2010 2005 2013 2007 2009 1998 2002 2006 2012 2003 2011 2001 2004 2008 1997 Notice a pattern?… Twitter. Ice Ages are triggered when tropical islands and continents collide - a model for the last billion years.

Excellent animation showing the rise in sea level from 1880 to 2017. By @kevpluck… On the right, how much carbon dioxide is produced each year by the world's major emitters. On the right, how much carbon dioxide those countries produce per person. Which matters more?… CO₂ is driving the whole problem… Here is an mp4 of the Bloomberg climate graphic, "What's Really Warming the World?"

You are absolutely correct! CO₂ doesn't warm anything just like coats, blankets and pink batts don't warm anything.… Brilliant. This is brilliant. Miss Hopkins sur Twitter : "This potential gem of a resource popped up on the train back from #GAConf19 Not sure how the Facebook aspect will work with school but interesting to follow the conversation - Confused about climate change? Talk to our chat bot. Temperature variations across European countries since 1901 #warmingstripes…

*****Carbon cycle and ecosystem restoration: letter in the Guardian, calling on governments to give #NaturalClimateSolutions the commitment they deserve, signed among others by @GretaThunberg, @MichaelEMann, @MargaretAtwood, @NaomiAKlein, @PhilipPullman. *****Carbon cycle and ecosystem restoration: How nature can save us from climate breakdown. *****I want to go renewable so my streets are less canoeable.' Totnes in 1973...… Climate change: Can we change the world in 12 years? - BBC Ideas.

Humans emit the equivalent of 270,000 volcanoes worth of CO₂ per year. There are only ~1,500 potentially active volcanoes on the planet. #WeAreAForceOfNature #ClimateCrisis #KeepItInTheGround. Some people still have trouble understanding #climatechange. Help them out by showing them this short video and our Q&A. Twitter. Map shows the heartbeat of Mother Nature's productivity throughout the year. The measurement is called gross primary productivity. Source. (21) Fight For Your World: WWF Advert. *****World Maps of Köppen-Geiger climate classification.

“If everyone is guilty then no one is to blame, and someone is to blame.” —@GretaThunberg… Eric Holthaus sur Twitter : "This is a masterpiece of climate journalism, and @jeffgoodell gets it exactly right. If you want to know how quickly our planet is changing, you have to look to the oceans. Oceans Are Warming Much Faster Than We Thought. Here’

Oceans Are Warming Much Faster Than We Thought. Here’s What It Means. "do you agree with what Hawking said [the previous day] that we may have to terraform Mars to escape climate change here on earth?" "oh no," he replied. Global temperature 1864-2018. See the difference compared to pre-industrial value. Note how it varies and then rapidly accelerates at the end! #ClimateChange. What does 400ppm CO2 look like? Part 1. Robert Rohde sur Twitter : "Since 1870, human activities have released more than 400,000,000,000 tonnes of fossil carbon into the atmosphere. But how much is that? If it were a powder, that much carbon could form a more than 1 mm coating covering the enti. *****Melting statue: Impressive short video Climate change: our future is disappearing □ #climateaction #climate #art #artforourplanet #climateart #sustainability #youth.

Climate change isn't just the biggest news story of 2018. It's the biggest news story of the millennium.… The Dormouse That Roared About #ClimateBreakdown sur Twitter : "Imagine. Imagine a world where scientists & academics realised that all the science & reason in the world was like water off a duck's back to govts & leaders & they had better start providing. *****Merry Christmas from The Antarctic Report! when Jesus was born, the average concentration of CO2 in the air was approx 280ppm. Today it’s 408ppm. At current rates, CO2 levels will hit 500ppm within 50 years, on track to.