A thorough and colorful 38-slide PowerPoint presentation exploring the various environmental and socio-economic consequences of global climate change. Clear, objective, and easy to follow.
Topics include: rising sea levels, loss of biodiversity, famine, desertification, and even a colder Europe.
Students also learn, however, that there may be a few potential benefits to a warmer earth such such as increased agricultural land and improved Arctic navigation.
The presentation concludes with a short video summing up what the world - 4 degrees warmer - may be like by the end of the century, but also some of initiatives that we can put into place now to help to prevent or at least mitigate some of these problems.
I have created this lesson for my grade 11 students; however, this presentation could be used within any late middle school/high school class with little modification.
Keywords: climate change; global warming; famine; desertification; biodiversity loss; environment.