Observed deviations from Earth's past climate include more severe storms, warmer temperatures, melting glaciers, and rising sea levels. These influence species distributions and human health and well-being. Super storms, such as the one that hit the U.S. eastern seaboard in October, 2012 are expected to become common creating a huge economic impact as well as loss of human life.
Find teaching resources on the consequences of climate change and how it impacts:
This case explores the relationship of paleo, archaic and modern native people to the past and present evolving ecosystem of Hood Canal. Cultural and economic...
Factors Influencing Surface Air TemperatureLast Updated on 2013-06-15 at 14:36
The surface air temperature at any location on Earth is the result of a small number of factors. These factors act in concert to create a particular heat budget for this... More »
Preventing Dangerous Climate ChangeLast Updated on 2013-06-05 at 14:08
This 90-minute workshop session engaged faculty in sharing ideas and resources for teaching about the ultimate objective of the UN Framework Convention on Climate... More »