NASA Earth Observatory has updated their blog post "Key Science Points from the 2013 IPCC Report" with a new video from the IPCC. The blog post is an excellent summary that can be shared with students. We have included the new video below (published November 21, 2013).
On October 26, PAESTA Leaders Laura Guertin and Tanya Furman were co-leaders and presenters at two half-day workshops held at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. The workshops focused on Teaching Controversies in the K-16 Classroom, with the morning session highlighting climate change and energy, and the afternoon session addressing evolution of life and Earth.
Temperatures are rising faster today than they have at any point since at least the end of the last ice age, about 11,000 years ago. The finding is based on a global reconstruction of temperature records from ice cores, fossils, ocean sediments, and other sources.
The phenomenon of isolated warm city air has been long acknowledged. Recent studies show that this warm air is not staying in one area, that it may be affecting the climate of other regions.