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  • The Weather, Climate and Climate Change Theme Document addresses climate change in the context of learning about weather and climate, equipping students with a sound understanding of the influence these have on all aspects of human and ecological functioning. Students will be able to identify important connections between environmental issues and  their individual actions.
  • Hot Topics are published throughout the school year, connecting students to timely national and international campaigns trying to raise awareness of key issues and solve important problems affecting our planet. Two of these Hot Topics, UN COP and Earth Hour focus on climate change events - keep an eye on our calendar in November and March to explore these topics with your students!

  • Links for Educators:
    Understanding the Science of Climate Change
    What is climate? Scientists explain it all to an 11 year old
    Vital Signs of the Planet
    Nine Pictures That Show How Climate Change Is Impacting Earth
    NASA Images of Change
    The Guardian UK: The ultimate climate change FAQ
    Climate Change: Deeper Understanding and Possible Ways Forward
    Resilience.org aims to support building community resilience in a world of multiple emerging challenges: the decline of cheap energy, the depletion of critical resources like water, complex environmental crises like climate change and biodiversity loss, and the social and economic issues which are linked to these. We like to think of the site as a community library with space to read and think, but also as a vibrant café in which to meet people, discuss ideas and projects, and pick up and share tips on how to build the resilience of your community, your household, or yourself.
    Union of Concerned Scientists was founded in 1969 by scientists and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. By mobilizing scientists and combining their voices with those of advocates, educators, business people, and other concerned citizens, UCS has built a reputation for fairness and accuracy and amassed an impressive history of accomplishments.
    Non-Mainstream Canadian Media that Present Alternative Perspectives on Climate Change
    DeSmog Canada's mission is to make complex energy and environment news accessible to Canadians and to shine a light on critical, under-reported stories.
    The Tyee is an independent news outlet that aims to “revive old-style, long-form reporting and shed light on the stories and solutions big media ignores.”
    National Observer is an independent journalism website with a strong emphasis on ethics and accountability. 
    Climate Change Deniers - Be Aware!
    Friends of Science is a Calgary-based organization that believes the sun is the main cause of climate change, not human activity. 
    Blog post: “Who needs old-time climate-change deniers when we've got the 'New Climate Denialism'?”