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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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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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Another Great Issue of Rethinking Schools!

The Summer issue of Rethinking Schools focuses on teaching big ideas (even with young children). Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find in this issue (not all related to global warming): Little Kids, Big Ideas – Teaching Social Issues and Global Conflicts with Young … Continue reading

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How much can students do?

If you’re wondering how to encourage responsible student action, take a minute to read ‘Engaging and Empowering Teens to Create Sustainable Schools: Rochester Youth Climate Leaders Show the Way, on the Green Schools National Network news blog. …. Rochester Youth Climate Leaders … Continue reading

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Interdisciplinary Teaching on Climate & Calculating Your School’s GHG Emissions

by Megan Arnold and Peter Crownfield [This post also appears on the Green Schools National Network news blog.] Climate change is in the news, and we’ve seen a huge marches for science and for climate action. In many schools, though, global … Continue reading

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Chasing Ice

Now readily available online and in many libraries, Chasing Ice is a dramatic and beautiful film on the Extreme Ice Survey, documenting changes in the ice sheets due to global warming. The film and website include information on climate science and many photographs of actual … Continue reading

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Teaching truth…

It gets a little scary when schools teach ideology in the name of science, but the actions of the new administration indicate this may be an even more serious problem in coming days. When the federal government suppresses research and data, that might … Continue reading

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Info on climate & clean energy being deleted from government sites

ALERT: It appears that the Trump administration has started deleting climate & clean energy info from the whitehouse.gov site — and has said it will be deleted from other government websites as well.  (This could include EPA, NASA, NOAA, and other important sources!) … Continue reading

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