Rising temperatures. Intense droughts. Melting ice caps. Climate change and its effect on the planet are in the news quite often. This text set explores the theme of climate change by looking at its causes and at its impact around the world. It also presents different ways that people are choosing to combat climate change.
Essential Questions :
1. What is climate change?
2. What causes climate change?
3. How is climate change affecting the planet and its people, animals, and resources?
4. What can people do to combat climate change?
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UNITED NATIONS, New York— It’s 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 21. Five people are seated at the center of the Trusteeship Council Chamber. Four of them are youth climate activists. The fifth is United Nations (U.N.) secretary-general António Guterres. Typically,…
Earth’s climate is changing at an unprecedented rate. As a result, storms and droughts are becoming more intense. Temperatures are rising. Polar ice caps are melting. This is causing oceans to rise. Low coastal areas are flooding. Animals are losing…