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  • Role Playing - NYC Case Study Featured Case Study Role Playing - NYC Case Study Role Playing - NYC Case Study

    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 »

  • HOW SUCCESS WORKS: Marine Sanctuary -... Featured Case Study HOW SUCCESS WORKS: Marine Sanctuary -... HOW SUCCESS WORKS: Marine Sanctuary -...

    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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State of the Climate in 2011 Last Updated on 2015-05-09 14:34:12 Worldwide, 2011 was the coolest year on record since 2008, yet temperatures remained above the 30 year average, according to the 2011 State of the Climate report released online by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Back-to-back La Niñas cooled globe and influenced extreme weather in 2011 The lead character of the 2011 climate story was a double dip La Niña, which chilled the Pacific at the start and end of the year. Many of the 2011 seasonal climate patterns around the world were consistent with common side effects of La Niña. More information. Worldwide, 2011 was the coolest year on record since 2008, yet temperatures remained above the 30 year average, according to the 2011 State of the Climate report released online today by NOAA. The peer-reviewed report, issued in coordination with the American Meteorological Society (AMS), was... More »
Website: Will Steger Foundation - Youth Climate Change Initiatives Last Updated on 2015-05-04 10:55:34 The Will Steger Foundation ( established in 2006 by polar explorer Will Steger educates, inspires and empowers people to engage in solutions to climate change. In partnership with RE-AMP, an active network of nearly 160 nonprofits and foundations across eight Midwestern states working on climate change and energy policy with the goal of reducing global warming pollution economy-wide 80% by 2050, the Emerging Leaders Program of the Midwest ( is committed to engaging, and empowering youth leaders on climate change solutions across the Midwest through access to high profile decision makers, funding resources, mentorship, and training and leadership opportunities. It is the fiscal sponsor for the Minnesota Youth Environmental Network, a statewide coalition of MN youth in college. A core... More »
Websites: Youth Climate Change Initiatives Last Updated on 2015-04-16 22:03:08 >>  Accompanying PowerPoint on this resource Young Voices on Climate Change  is a film series featuring young people who are making a difference! They are shrinking the carbon footprint of their homes, schools and communities. Author and Illustrator, Lynne Cherry, originator, producer and director of the Young Voices for the Planet films, is well-known for her popular children’s books especially her rain forest classic, The Great Kapok Tree and her environmental history A River Ran Wild. Movies include Kids vs. Global Warming, Girl Scouts, Team Marine, Anya: Citizen Science in Siberia, Plant for the Planet, Green Ambassadors, Dreaming in Green, Olivia’s Birds and the Oil Spill. ( Kids vs. Global Warming ( is a non-profit organization started by then 12-year-old Alec Loorz. The... More »
Website: Alliance for Climate Education - Youth Climate Change Initiative Last Updated on 2015-04-16 22:00:28 Alliance for Climate Education ( is the national leader in high school climate science education, dedicated to educating America's high school students about the science behind climate change and inspiring them to do something about it—while having fun along the way. They've reached ~1.5 million high school students through their assemblies, and they are now focusing on helping inspired youth with leadership training. They have spawned tons of youth groups across the country. They're working with Six Americas on research which shows measurable gains in youth's understanding and concern about climate change even after just a 45 minute assembly presentation. Matt Lappé ( is their education director.   Vision More Sharing Services   ACE educates and inspires young people to break... More »
Website: iMatter Youth Movement - Youth Climate Change Initiatives Last Updated on 2015-04-16 21:40:55   LIVE AS IF OUR FUTURE MATTERS ​​iMatter Youth Movement The voice of the generation most impacted by the climate crisis must be heard......... We know that our futures are at stake. And the solutions are going to take a whole lot more than riding our bikes and changing lightbulbs. We need to look at the core of the problem. We need a revolutionary mindset shift. And we, the generation with the most at risk, are making that happen. We are the solution. We are the Youth vs Global Warming. And we matter. ​​iMatter Youth Movement Join the Revolution. Copyright 2012. Kids vs Global Warming, a project of Earth Island Institute. EIN#94-2889684 More »