This is an introductory level presentation exploring the various definitions of the term "environmental sustainability" and the connection between climate change...
Vulnerability and Resilience of Human PopulationsLast Updated on 2013-06-04 00:00:00
This 90-minute workshop session engaged faculty in sharing ideas and resources for teaching about who is vulnerable to climate change and why. The session demonstrates use of a ‘Jigsaw’ exercise for students to work in small groups examining selected case studies and discussing ways in which different populations are vulnerable and/or resilient to climate stresses, the underlying factors that create these conditions, and strategies for decreasing vulnerability and enhancing resilience.
The session was part of a four-day workshop that brought together faculty from multiple colleges and diverse disciplines to work collaboratively on developing new and revised courses, explore engaged learning pedagogies, and add to their knowledge for interdisciplinary teaching about climate change within a liberal arts curriculum. The workshop was held twice on... More »
Website: 100 Views of Climate ChangeLast Updated on 2013-03-13 00:00:00
This site offers clear, current, hight-quality information about climate change - on ethics and atmospheric science, economics and agriculture, literature and ecology, policy and refugees, and more. This resource takes inspiration from the 19th-century artist Hokusai, who created 100 Views of Mount Fuji, Japan's most sacred mountain. It contains useful materials in the form of short and long videos, notes about good books and articles and links to key websites.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
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Book: Asserting Native Resilience Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Face the Climate CrisisLast Updated on 2013-02-13 00:00:00
Asserting Native Resilience presents a rich variety of perspectives on Indigenous responses to the climate crisis, reflecting the voices of more than twenty contributors, including Indigenous leaders and Native and non-Native scientists, scholars, and activists from the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Alaska, and Aotearoa/New Zealand. Also included is a resource directory of indigenous governments, non-governmental organizations, and communities that are researching and responding to climate change and a community organizing booklet for use by Northwest tribes.
An invaluable addition to the literature on climate change, Asserting Native Resilience will be useful for students of environmental studies, Native studies, geography, and rural sociology, and will serve as an important reference for indigenous leaders, tribal members, rural planners, and environmental... More »
Video: AAAS Global Climate Change - CLEANLast Updated on 2012-09-05 00:00:00
Length 10 minutes.
This resource was selected for the CLEAN Collection.
This video features residents of Shishmaref, Alaska, plus environmental journalist Elizabeth Kolbert and scientist John Holdren, exploring the human impacts of global climate change. The roles of teachers, scientists, policymakers and concerned citizens in mitigating the changes are highlighted.
The following comments are by the CLEAN reviewers:
About the Science
This video examines some of the impacts of climate change on a small island community in the Arctic: warmer atmosphere, sea level rise, and less predictable weather. Village elders and scientist comment on the changes that are being seen.
Comment from expert scientist: the activity is in the form of a 2007 AAAS video that shows how climate change is affecting oceanfront communities, with the greatest... More »
Podcast: NPR series - This Drought's No Dry Run: Lessons of the Dust BowlLast Updated on 2012-08-09 00:00:00
NPR series, Published: August 4, 2012
Schaper explores what farmers have learned and how they have adjusted their agriculture practices due to the Dust Bowl years in the 1950's and 1930's.
Schaper wants to illustrate how genetically modified foods have helped farmers adapt and get through the more recent droughts.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
Listen >> NPR: This Drought's No Dry Run: Lessons of the Dust Bowl
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TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE
This material can be used to explore how farmers have adapted and learned from the previous tragic weather conditions of the Dust Bowl years. Discussed is how genetically modified crops have allowed some farmers to continue their business during the recent heat waves and droughts.
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