|A Sticky Situation|
This activity explores the potential impact of climate variability and change on one of Earth's increasingly vulnerable resources, forests. Although the activity is designed to tap specific skills and knowledge through scientific inquiry, its broader intent is to stimulate thought about the long-term impacts of a warmer planet. The scenario invites students to examine higher level issues of climate variability and change by creating a practical, scientifically sound model to address specific points of a localized socioeconomic situation. Students will examine the issues as they relate to a specific, socially relevant situation, investigate claims that support opposing viewpoints, determine whether the issues constitute a realistic problem, analyze scientific evidence about the situation, and present and defend their recommendations for action. This learning activity was developed to examine the potential impacts of climate variability and change and is part of an overall series entitled The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change.
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Adobe Acrobat reader
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These materials may be freely used. It is requested that credit be given to the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-007-572
This resource is part of 'Institute for Global Environmental Strategies'
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Author: John Hornyak
Wheeling Jesuit University