Climate

2014 State of the Climate: Highlights

NOAA

International report confirms: 2014 was Earth’s warmest year on record  --  Climate markers continue to show global warming trend

In 2014, the most essential indicators of Earth’s changing climate continued to reflect trends of a warming planet, with several  markers such as rising land and ocean temperature, sea levels and greenhouse gases ─ setting new records.  These key findings and others can be found in the State of the Climate in 2014 report released online today by the American Meteorological Society (AMS).

Getting the Picture: Our Changing Climate – New Climate Education Resource

Extreme Ice Survey

Esteemed scientists, educators, explorers and photographers from around the world have joined together to create chapter-by-chapter lessons that combine art, science and adventure stories in a fun and easy to use format.

This unique interactive resource offers a modern, interdisciplinary approach to understanding climate and environmental science with a quick-reference list to the current education standards (NGSS, CCSSI, and Climate Literacy).

Listen Current: Arctic Explorer from Franklin Expedition Found

Listen Current

This story, about the discovery of a long lost ship, is a fascinating way to discuss early exploration efforts as well as global warming. In 1845 two ships led by Sir John Franklin left England searching for a northern route across the globe, known as the Northwest Passage. They never returned. 169 years later, a helicopter pilot found a clue that led the Canadian government to one of the missing ships. From sonar imaging to video cameras on submarines, archeologists have confirmed that this is one of the abandoned ships from the famous expedition.

Calling all Middle School Students…Enter the Climate Change In Focus Video Challenge!

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Environmental Education Foundation have launched a new video contest that asks middle school students to produce a short video about why they care about climate change and what they are doing about it.   Winning videos will be highlighted on the EPA website and the top 3 entries will receive cool prizes like a solar charging backpack. The first 100 contestants to enter will also receive a year’s subscription to National Geographic Kids Magazine.

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