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Antigua and Barbuda: Food, Sustainability, and Global Climate Change Field School Summer 2014
Created by Russanne Low Last updated 6/12/2014
Barbuda Research Center, Codrington Barbuda
- EARTH SYSTEM: To understand the climate system and its integration with human energy extraction systems, you have to understand how the Earth system operates. Start here for an overview!
- CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE: self-paced tutorial investigates evidence for contemporary climate change by examining multi-year weather, statistical and anecdotal records obtained from several U.S. localities. Learners plot and identify trends in regional weather data, learn the difference between weather and climate, and explore the pedagogic advantages associated with learning about global climate change by examining regional data. Videos describing local phenological data of changing seasonality, data portals, an interview with NASA scientist, Dr. Eric Fetzer, and activities to adapt for middle and high school classrooms are included. Vocabulary are linked to a glossary.
- CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE: In this self-paced tutorial, examine evidence of climate change from different parts of the Earth’s system and consider what it means to live on a planet with a dynamically changing climate. The resource includes multimedia resources such as video clips of local impacts of climate change in the Arctic and Samoa, data visualization exercise featuring digital resources on climate.nasa.gov, and an interview with NASA climate scientist Dr. Gavin Schmidt, a discussion on teaching using data, and an interactive quiz.
- CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE: this self-paced tutorial explores the evidence for sea level rise related to global climate change and the consequences for humanity, especially for coastal-dwelling populations. Learners explore how a warming climate contributes to sea level rise, examine how satellites collect sea level data, and analyze interactive data to understand the potential consequences of climate change on sea level in different parts of the world.
- CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE: In this self-paced tutorial, learners examine data to determine the relative contribution of what we call natural climate cycles and that of human-caused greenhouse gases to contemporary climate change. Changes in the Earth-Sun geometry over time are explored using interactive digital applets.
- Test your knowledge of sea level rise and its effect on global populations.
- SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIES, ISLAND COMMUNITIES These resources outline sustainability concerns for islands in Micronesia, and show how local populations are making changes to ensure future viability of their cultures in a changing climate. You will see that the same topics- mangrove and coastal protection, watersheds, and coral reef damage are pertinent to our study area here. Great video resources for both classroom and personal examination. Resources by PBS Learning Media.
- SUSTAINABILITY VIDEO: Video dispelling myths that increased CO2 means that crop production will improve in a warming climate.
External resources were not reviewed for the NASA Wavelength collection.