Before the lesson, you can watch Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscars Acceptance Speech.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s 2016 Oscar Acceptance Speech

Climate change and global warming have significant observable effects on the environment. Learn how reducing, reusing, and recycling can help you, your community, and the environment by saving money, energy, and natural resources.Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. Watch his TED talk about his key insights into our global climate — and how he inspired a generation of activists and scientists.

James Hansen: Why I must speak out about climate change

An Inconvenient Truth is a 2006 documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim about former United States Vice President Al Gore’s campaign to educate citizens about global warming. Learn how an organization can develop a greener culture.

Do clouds increase the effects of climate change or decrease the effects of climate change? Watch this from Princeton Science Action and find out! Do aerosols affect precipitation? Can you create your own Sketchnotes on this video?

Here are some great websites you can visit to learn more about climate change:

Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (EPA)

Climate Kids: NASA’s Eyes on the Earth

A Student’s Guide to Global Climate Change (EPA)

Here are some great videos to watch to learn more about climate change.

Climate 101 with Bill Nye (Climate Reality)

Formation of Fossil Fuels (Earth: The Operators’ Manual)

Six Decades of a Warming Earth (NASA)

Arctic Sea Ice 1979-2012 (NSIDC)

Climate Change is Simple: David Roberts (TEDx Talk)

Here are more TED-Ed Lessons about climate change and the environment:

Our Changing Climate


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