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    SUMMARY Students will apply a role-playing activity to explore the challenges facing climate change planning in New York City.  Radley Horton, lead climate scientist... More »

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    SUMMARY There is much unknown about the ramifications of large-scale deployment of geoengineering technologies.  Are they merely short-term fixes?  What are the... More »

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    SUMMARY The lesson plan provides a full menu for use from primary school to high school. Depending on the grade level and the unit of study that provides the context for a... More »

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U.N. Draft Report Lists Unchecked Emissions’ Risks Last Updated on 2014-08-27 10:46:14 Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political efforts to deal with the problem, raising the risk of “severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts” over the coming decades, according to a draft of a major new United Nations report. Global warming is already cutting grain production by several percentage points, the report found, and that could grow much worse if emissions continue unchecked. Higher seas, devastating heat waves, torrential rain and other climate extremes are also being felt around the world as a result of human-produced emissions, the draft report said, and those problems are likely to intensify unless the gases are brought under control. Read more here More »
Why Learning About Climate Change Made Me Quit Fast Food Last Updated on 2014-08-26 13:25:52 This is a guest post from Brandon Truong, an ACE student from Fremont, CA Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved food. Especially fast food. In fact, thanks to my appetite and my friends (thanks guys), I even have my very own Instagram hashtag appropriately named #brandoneating, with pictures of me chowing down on all kinds of greasy fast food. Now you’re probably wondering, “Why is he telling me all this?” Well, let’s backtrack a little bit. Click here to read more More »
Cap-and-trade carbon plans slash health costs: MIT study Last Updated on 2014-08-26 10:28:05 Massive savings to health-care spending can be had if governments implement a cap-and-trade carbon reduction program, say researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Click here to read more. More »