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What we’ve known as “normals” for our climate during the past decade will very likely change soon. That’s because government scientists are busy determining what’s been the average temperature and precipitation for thousands of U.S. locations during the past 30-year period. Much like the U.S. Census, the re-calculation takes place once every decade to reflect recent climate trends.
The new climate "normals" will provide key information for decisions we make in the future, ranging from what we plant, what we pay for energy, and even where we take a vacation.
Climate Central’s Dr. Heidi Cullen explains in this edition of ClimateCenter.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
Watch >> ClimateCenter: The New Normals
TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE
This short video explains the rising temperature trend. This video could be integrated into a science class about weather or meteorology.
Assessment is at the discretion of the educator as to how the video is applied and the expectations after viewing it.
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