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| Global Climate Change and Vulnerability Lesson's | 



Sixty years of climate change warnings: the signs that were missed (and ignored) – podcastAlice Bell
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|1. Causes of global climate change |

|Lesson 1 Atmospheric system | 

|Lesson 2 Albedo/Feedback Loops |

The atmospheric system, including the natural greenhouse effect and energy balance (incoming shortwave radiation and outgoing longwave radiation)

A Changes in the global energy balance, and the role of feedback loops, resulting from:

  • solar radiation variations, including global dimming due to volcanic eruptions

  • terrestrial albedo changes and feedback loops

  • methane gas release and feedback loops

The enhanced greenhouse effect and international variations in greenhouse gas sources and emissions, in relation to economic development, globalization and trade

Synthesis, evaluation and skills opportunities

The complexity of the dynamic climate system and the spatial interactions of different processes and feedback mechanisms

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|Lesson 3 Global Dimming and Brightening|


|Reading/Revision & Assessment| 

Ensure to be able to formulate

solutions to problems.

For your 15 mark essay

Examiners expect you to answer

the question,

with justification. 

|TED Talks series: Johan Rockstrom- Let the environment guide our development|


Exam Practice Paper 2

Use the Infographic to practice for paper 2.

|2. Consequences of Global Climate Change 


| Lesson 4 Hydrosphere/Atmosphere/Biosphere |

 | Lesson 5 Carbon cycle |

Climate change and the hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere, including:

  • water stored in ice and oceans, and changing sea levels

  • carbon stored in ice, oceans and the biosphere

  • incidence and severity of extreme weather events, including drought

  • spatial changes in biomes, habitats and animal migration patterns

  • changes to agriculture, including crop yields, limits of cultivation, soil erosion

Impacts of climate change on people and places, including health hazards, migration and ocean transport routes

Synthesis, evaluation and skills opportunities

The uneven spatial distribution of effects and uncertainty about their timing, scale and impacts for individuals and societies.

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Drought Lesson
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Lesson 4

| Lesson 7 Biomes/Habitats/animal migration  |

| Lesson 6 Drought/extreme weather events |

|Lesson 8 Soil erosion/degradation |



Climate change 'impacts women more than men'

|Literature Link|

|Recommended Resource|

|Infographics/Student work| 

|Reading/Revision & Assessment| 

|Feedback Loops|

Drought Infographic
Drought Infographic 2

|How the UN is Holding Back the Sahara Desert| 


|Drought and floods — the climate exodus | DW Documentary| 

|How does climate change affect species migration?| 

|How we could change the planet's climate future | David Wallace-Wells| 

|Media in the classroom|

|How to decarbonize the grid and electrify everything | 

|3. Responding to global climate change| 

Disparities in exposure to climate change risk and vulnerability, including variations in people’s location, wealth, social differences (age, gender, education), risk perception

  • Detailed examples of two or more societies with contrasting vulnerability

Government-led adaptation and mitigation strategies for global climate change:

  • global geopolitical efforts, recognizing that the source/s of greenhouse gas emissions may be spatially distant from the countries most impacted

  • carbon emissions offsetting and trading

  • technology, including geo-engineering

Civil society and corporate strategies to address global climate change

  • Case study of the response to climate change in one country focusing on the actions of non-governmental stakeholders

Synthesis, evaluation and skills opportunities

Why perspectives and viewpoints may be different about the need for, practicality and urgency of action on global climate change.


The UK’s quest for affordable fusion by 2040


|Lessons 9| 

|Lessons 10| 

Lesson 14
lesson 12

|Lessons 12| 

|Lessons 11| 



|Lessons 13| 


|Media in the Classroom| 

|Notes on for Kiss the Ground| 

|Kiss the Ground (Solutions to Climate Change  | 

|Can we stop climate change by removing CO2 from the air? | Tim Kruger| 

|The Paris Agreement won't change the climate| 

|Media in the classroom|

|50 Years Ago, This Was a Wasteland. He Changed Everything | 

|How does climate change affect species migration?| 


|Case Study Cards| 

|Revision Notes| 

|Revision Notes| 

|Practice Papers| 

|Climate Change Essay Titles| 

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