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How atmospheric CO2 varies across seasons, *****Designing for sustainability? Join the Re-Generation @DrDCWahl Used in our #Sustainability Msc. It's #ClimateEducationWeek! Let's take a look at the #Teach4Climate Essential Principles. ****How do we measure the age of Greenland's ice? With satellite data, aircraft instruments & ice cores of course! #EarthSci. I must admit this 1971 LookAndLearn cover is the first thing I think of when I see the new Climate Change Ladybird. S Curiosity Rover Sharpens Paradox of Ancient Mars. After two Martian years, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is more than a geologist, scientist and explorer.

s Curiosity Rover Sharpens Paradox of Ancient Mars

It’s a weather reporter, too! By monitoring weather through two Martian years since landing in Gale Crater, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has documented seasonal patterns in variables such as temperature, water-vapor content and air pressure. Each Mars year lasts nearly two Earth years. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/CAB(CSIC-INTA) NASA's Curiosity Mars rover measures the concentration of methane in the atmosphere at Gale Crater. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Curiosity Mars rover today completes its second Martian year since landing inside Gale Crater nearly four Earth years ago, which means it has recorded environmental patterns through two full cycles of Martian seasons.

The repetition helps distinguish seasonal effects from sporadic events. Each Martian year -- the time it takes the Red Planet to orbit the sun once -- lasts 687 Earth days. WORKSHEETS: Climate Migrants – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION. “The ESRI storymap on climate refugees does a phenomenal job sampling locations in the world that experience migration effects as a result of climate change.

WORKSHEETS: Climate Migrants – GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION

Attached is a guided worksheet that accompanies the ESRI Climate Migrant Storymap.” Source: www.thehumanimprint.com This StoryMap shows some key regions where migrants are fleeing some of the negative impacts of climate change and one APHG teacher has created a fabulous worksheet to guide students through this great resource. Tags: APHG, climate change, migration, refugees, environment, coastal, mapping, ESRI, StoryMap, political ecology. ***Sea Change: Climare change quiz. ***Milankovitch Cycles: Animation. *Climate change hotspots. The consequences of climate change are already being felt all over the globe.

*Climate change hotspots

But some regions are particularly affected. These so-called “hotspots” are areas where strong physical and ecological effects of climate change come together with large numbers of vulnerable and poor people and communities. Climate and development policy must pay special attention to these regions. With the Paris Agreement in force, and talks under way in Marrakech to fill in the details, now is the perfect moment. Following Carbon Dioxide Through the Atmosphere.

Curriculum making in action. Sculpture by street artist Isaac Cordal, titled "Politicians Debating Global Warming" Wavelength: Guitar strings close up (eg light v infrared) Av temp of planets' surfaces. *150 years of global warming in a minute-long symphony – video. What would happen if everyone in the world suddenly stopped eating meat?

We’ve all heard the animal welfare arguments for going vegetarian, but in recent years there has also been a lot of talk about the environmental benefits.

What would happen if everyone in the world suddenly stopped eating meat?

So what would happen if the whole world suddenly decided to give up meat? How much difference would it really make? And would it all be positive? Energy intensive One of the most frequently mentioned environmental costs of eating meat is the CO2 involved in producing it. According to Scientific American, producing half a pound (226g) of potatoes emits the same as driving a small car 0.17 miles (0.2km). Image: Scientific American A global switch to diets that rely less on meat and more on fruit and vegetables could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by two thirds, according to research from the Oxford Martin School at Oxford University. The study estimated both the health and climate change impacts of moving towards more plant-based diets for all major regions of the world. Healthier planet, healthier population. CC cartoons: Climate scientist Michael Mann’s new book says climate denial is ‘driving us crazy’

Review: 7 key scenes in Leonardo DiCaprio's climate film Before the Flood. Before the Flood, a new feature-length documentary presented and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, is released in cinemas tomorrow.

Review: 7 key scenes in Leonardo DiCaprio's climate film Before the Flood

The Oscar-winning actor and environmentalist has spent the past three years asking a wide variety of people around the world about climate change. His collection of interviews in the film – ranging from Barack Obama and the Pope through to Elon Musk and Piers Sellars – cover the science, impacts, vested interests, politics and possible solutions. Carbon Brief was invited to the European premiere of Before the Flood last weekend. Before the screening in London began, DiCaprio took to the stage to introduce the film. Before the Flood review – DiCaprio's level-headed climate change doc. Here is a heartfelt, decent, educational documentary about the most important issue of our time – climate change – presented by A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio, who proves his own commitment to the cause.

Before the Flood review – DiCaprio's level-headed climate change doc

His own interest began with an encounter with Al Gore in 2000 and has been a genuine passion with him since. DiCaprio concedes that his own celebrity status is a double-edged sword. It draws attention to the topic, but allows the naysayers to say that he is a shallow, chuckle-headed movie star and this whole issue must therefore be a fad. These Maps Show the Epic Quest for a Northwest Passage. Here’s another source of greenhouse gases you should be worrying about: hydropower. Cannabis, according to a new report from EQ Research, could require as much energy as data centers to grow indoors.

Here’s another source of greenhouse gases you should be worrying about: hydropower.

In states where cannabis has been legalized like Washington and Colorado, growing operations may account for as much as 1 percent of total energy sales. And a lot of energy usually means a lot of emissions. A 2012 study found that indoor marijuana-growing operations produce 15 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year, equivalent to 3 million cars. The high energy use comes mostly from lighting, ventilation, and dehumidifying, as GreenTech Media reports. An introduction to climate change in 60 seconds. Climate Factor Rap (video clip) Climate change lesson/activities NG. 1.

Climate change lesson/activities NG

Introduce the concepts of global warming and climate change Introduce students to the terms “global warming” and “climate change.” Although this activity focuses on one effect of global warming, it’s important for students to understand the difference between these two terms and that they should not be used interchangeably.