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  • Game: SMARTIC Arctic Case Study Featured Game Game: SMARTIC Arctic Case Study Game: SMARTIC Arctic Case Study

    Students will build off of an introductory presentation on climate change in the Arctic to devise a strategy to manage climate change impacts on a global scale (the... More »

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    SUMMARY This curriculum module looks at climate change impacts that affect us locally right now. We will study the data, the possible consequences to various user groups,... More »

  • Case Study: Extreme Heat on the Rise Featured Case Study Case Study: Extreme Heat on the Rise Case Study: Extreme Heat on the Rise

    SUMMARY In August of 2003, this headline and many others just like it flashed across the front pages of newspapers and television news stations all over the world. By the... More »

  • Game: CEO2: The Climate Business Game Featured Game Game: CEO2: The Climate Business Game Game: CEO2: The Climate Business Game

    SUMMARY CEO2 is an interactive game that puts the player in charge of strategic decision making as the CEO of different companies. The game was developed by World Wildlife... More »

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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 »

  • Unit: Geoengineering Featured Teaching Unit Unit: Geoengineering Unit: Geoengineering

    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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National Climate Assessment: Impacts to Agriculture Last Updated on 2014-07-24 16:03:33 The United States produces nearly $330 billion per year in agricultural commodities, with contributions from livestock accounting for roughly half of that value. Production of all commodities will be vulnerable to direct impacts (from changes in crop and livestock development and yield due to changing climate conditions and extreme weather events) and indirect impacts (through increasing pressures from pests and pathogens that will benefit from a changing climate). The agricultural sector continually adapts to climate change through changes in crop rotations, planting times, genetic selection, fertilizer management, pest management, water management, and shifts in areas of crop production. These have proven to be effective strategies to allow previous agricultural production to increase, as evidenced by the continued growth in production and efficiency across the United... More »
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NOAA: Global temperature reaches record high in June, following record warmth in May Last Updated on 2014-07-23 15:49:27     NOAA: Global temperature reaches record high in June, following record warmth in May   June ocean temperature departure from average is highest for any month on record   Contact Katy Vincent, 828-257-3136,   July 21, 2014   According to NOAA scientists, the globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for June 2014 was the highest for June since record keeping began in 1880. It also marked the 38th consecutive June and 352nd consecutive month with a global temperature above the... More »
National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership & Progress" Announces Panel of Global Business Leaders Focused on Clean Energy Decisions for Business and the Economy Last Updated on 2014-07-23 15:45:27 July 21, 2014   “NATIONAL CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT 7.0: PARTNERSHIP & PROGRESS” ANNOUNCES PANEL OF GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADERS FOCUSED ON CLEAN ENERGY DECISIONS FOR BUSINESSES AND THE ECONOMY “Stepping to the Plate on Climate Change: Business Leadership on Pollution Reduction” Panel Features Former Governor of Utah Jon Huntsman, Former Secretary of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros and Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International Jim Murren Las Vegas, NV — “National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership & Progress” will welcome three powerhouse decision makers for a new panel, “Stepping to the Plate on Climate Change: Business Leadership on Pollution Reduction,” during the Summit at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on September 4. These distinguished policymakers include former... More »
How to Communicate the Scientific Consensus on Climate Change Last Updated on 2014-07-23 11:14:00 We are pleased to announce a newly published article: "How to Communicate the Scientific Consensus on Climate Change: Plain Facts, Pie Charts or Metaphors?" by Sander van der Linden, Anthony Leiserowitz, Geoffrey Feinberg and Edward W. Maibach in the journal Climatic Change. The article is available for free download here:   At present, only one in ten (12%) Americans understand that 90% or more climate scientists have concluded that human-caused climate change is happening. Recent research has found that this public misunderstanding about the degree of scientific consensus is highly consequential: public perceptions of the scientific consensus appear to influence public beliefs that global warming is happening, human-caused and a serious problem that requires public action and legislative support. Our new paper offers some practical... More »