Through initiatives like the United States Climate Alliance, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, We Are Still In, and Climate Mayors, state, business, and local leaders have pledged to honor and uphold the goals of the Paris Agreement. While there are some gaps in the data coverage, in many areas the biggest challenge is actually the storage and analysis of the terabytes of data streaming off satellites and other instruments. The fascinating case studies manifest climate change include bird and butterfly migration, cloud forest amphibians, and the tundra food chain. Due to the complex nature of the models, they are run on computers. A: Here's a simple definition of global warming. In February 2007, it became a state law. Lynne Cherry and Gary Braasch want to give the middle school set the facts.
A video from the U. Studies range from documenting bloom dates of trees and flowers to extracting mud cores from the ocean floor. The ice contains bubbles of the air from each year. Weather is local and temporary. This is a book I would recommend not only to families interested in understanding the impact of global warming and ways to change it, it should be on the shelves of every school across America. But ignorance and failure to act on science is. Did you know that flowers are blooming seven days earlier in spring than they did in 1970? This article provides background science- content knowledge for understanding Essential Principle 5: Our understanding of the climate system is improved through observations, theoretical studies, and modeling.
Also note another book from the same publisher, The Forever Forest about the efforts of children around the world to save a tropical rainforest. The words are high readable and informative. Want to be a GlobalWarmingKids. Each double-page spread in the first two-thirds of the book features a research project revealing changes in ecosystems — in the behaviors of butterflies and penguins, in the sizes of glaciers and sea levels, and in the amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The book offers the science behind the news and issues we are constantly hearing and reading about, including clues to be found in the flowers and the butterflies, the forests and tundra, rainforests and deserts. Climate is the big picture. Lynne Cherry, the environmental author, illustrator, and now filmmaker, echoed that thought when I called her to get her views on the merits and challenges of informing children about these issues.
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate presents clear science and outstanding photos of the evidence from flowers, butterflies, frogs, trees, glaciers, ice cores, and much more, gathered by leading scientists all over the world. What a great idea to have your students or children learn about data and how they can help! One and one-half degrees may not seem like much. Written by master teacher , this 56-page guide is designed to help teachers and students explore the science behind global warming through engaging lessons, classroom activities, and citizen science projects. Rain, snow, wind, hurricanes, tornadoes—these are all weather events. I would happily recommend it. It sure got me thinking about saving planet earth.
The last four pages list numerous resources, including websites and books. With awareness, empowerment, and action there is hope. The photographs share that same clarity, with clearly worded captions. Note: For additional ideas and resources for teaching each of the Essential Principles of Climate Sciences go to the. Read real-time discussions of emerging climate science and policy, written by climate scientists. About this Item: Dawn Pubns. Likewise, while under the Obama administration, the U.
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate presents clear science and outstanding photos of the evidence gathered by leading scientists all over the world. And scientists say that unless we curb global-warming emissions, average U. Some are not hibernating at all. Paragraph breaks instead of indents may have given the body text a lighter feel. And yet, they are not, for the most part, scary.
A world that our children will be required to know well in order to solve the problem of global warming. She goes on to explain how observation can help bring about climate-change strategies; the information about children involved with Project Budburst is particulary interesting. Pine trees need cold winters, too. So what is the problem? Dangerous heat waves are increasing in severity and frequency. Connecting readers with great books since 1972.
In a word, it's empowering! Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. When the weather changes daily, how do we really know that Earth's climate is changing? Both of these books include an abundance of online resources — there are opportunities for all of us to get involved, and to celebrate Earth Day every day. Not only was 2016 the warmest year on record, but eight of the 12 months that make up the year — from January through September, with the exception of June — were the warmest on record for those respective months. When the weather changes daily, how do we really know that Earth's climate is changing? That's the kind of environmental awareness promoted in this very timely book. Along the way, Cherry and Braasch remind readers of the importance of using data to test hypotheses.
The authors smartly play up the wondrous diversity of a world worth saving — and convince readers that science has the power to do so. A big part of the answer is ice cores. Environmentalist Cherry collaborates with photojournalist Braasch to distill the information in the latter's adult Earth under Fire 2007 , adding examples of young people whose participation in citizen science projects through their schools supports the ongoing work of documenting these changes. Middle School Global Warming Grade 5 6 7 8 Climate Change Climate Change Education. Two geniuses-the author's and the illustrator's-came into perfect alignment to create this book.