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...
Why we should trust scientistsLast Updated on 2014-08-18 13:12:13Many of the world's biggest problems require asking questions of scientists — but why should we believe what they say? Historian of science Naomi Oreskes thinks deeply about our relationship to belief and draws out three problems with common attitudes toward scientific inquiry — and gives her own reasoning for why we ought to trust science.
The emergent patterns of climate changeLast Updated on 2014-08-18 10:51:29
You can't understand climate change in pieces, says climate scientist Gavin Schmidt. It's the whole, or it's nothing. In this illuminating talk, he explains how he studies the big picture of climate change with mesmerizing models that illustrate the endlessly complex interactions of small-scale environmental events. See more here
Allan Savory: How to fight desertification and reverse climate changeLast Updated on 2014-08-18 10:41:37
“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And it's happening to about two-thirds of the world’s grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes — and his work so far shows — that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.
Climate change reflected in altered Missouri River flow, report saysLast Updated on 2014-08-18 10:14:05Montana farmer Rocky Norby has worked the land along the Missouri River for more than 20 years, coaxing sugar beets and malted barley out of the arid ground.
"Every year it gets worse," he said. "There's not enough water to get through our pumps." Last month, he said, he spent more than $10,000 trying to remove the sand from his clogged irrigation system.
The Missouri River's stream flow has changed significantly over the last 50 years, leading to serious water shortages in Montana and Wyoming and flooding in the Dakotas, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report released last month. Read more here
Join the Discussion - Blog sitesLast Updated on 2014-08-15 13:47:31A blog is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first). Blogging can be seen as a form of social networking.
The rise of Twitter and other "microblogging" systems helps integrate "multi-author blogs" (MABs) and single-author blogs into societal newstreams.
100 Months to Save The World
100 Months to Save The World
365 days of trash
Alternative... More »
Drag and drop the content to change the order of featured content. The top nine will be displayed.