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School GHG Calculator update!

We have made a few improvements to the free School GHG Calculator, including updating to newer emission factors released this year and providing more options for heating fuel. As before, it comes with complete instructions. Doing a GHG inventory at … Continue reading

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NOAA reports: 40 straight months of high temperatures

April 2018 was the 400th consecutive month of global temperatures above the 20th century average, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Thursday. This three-decade streak is not some fluke, NOAA scientists remarked. “It’s mainly due to anthropogenic (human-caused) warming,” NOAA … Continue reading

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New resources

A few new resources you might find useful: Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution, by Peter Kalmus. New Society Publishers, 2017. Arctic Report Card 2017. NOAA [National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration]. Short Video [3:36] on YouTube … Continue reading

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2 New Resources

Two new resources for those helping students explore the impacts of global warming & climate change: Fourth National Climate Assessment –  stand-alone report of the state of science relating to climate change and its physical impacts, prepared by the U.S. Global Change … Continue reading

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Climate Science 2017 published!

The new Climate Science Special Report confirms what most people have known for years: that climate change is happening, that it’s largely the result of human activity, and the impacts will be critical. (Catastrophic might be a better word.) The … Continue reading

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‘Stupid Book of Wrongness’

Another great issue from Rethinking Schools! This title article shows that even primary students can understand that climate deniers are wrong. Check out the magazine and A People’s Curriculum for the Earth… We have a duty to provide safe spaces for … Continue reading

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Why teachers need to take the lead

In these days when government leaders are dropping the ball, it is really critical for schools and teachers to take the lead in raising awareness of global warming and climate change. Recent extreme climate-related events such as more — and … Continue reading

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Storms

We are compiling ideas & resources to help teachers & students explore the many dimensions of storms such as ‘Harvey’ & the even-worse storm flooding in Nepal & Bangladesh and in Africa. In addition to connections to global warming & … Continue reading

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My school doesn’t want us to teach about climate.

OK—don’t teach about climate change. But do use climate change to meet teaching goals — whether you teach youngsters in elementary school or high-school art, chemistry, communication, drama, economics, English, history, government, math, physics, sciences, social studies, or writing.  Even better, use the … Continue reading

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Artists Making Climate Change Real

This article gives some great examples of what artists can do to help people feel the reality of climate change, in drawing, painting, murals, and performance art. “These Artists Are Trying to Make Climate Change Visceral – Ten people turning … Continue reading

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