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Global Warming Effects Map
http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/gw-impacts-interactive/

National Geographic

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This interactive map from National Geographic shows selected geographic locations for a number of impacts of global warming (on freshwater resources, food and forests, ecosystems, etc). Impact overview is summarized for each highlighted impact.

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Actions taken by individuals, communities, states, and countries all influence climate. Practices and policies followed in homes, schools, businesses, and governments can affect climate. Climate-related decisions made by one generation can provide opportunities as well as limit the range of possibilities open to the next generation. Steps toward reducing the impact of climate change may influence the present generation by providing other benefits such as improved public health infrastructure and sustainable built environments.
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Human health and mortality rates will be affected to different degrees in specific regions of the world as a result of climate change. Although cold-related deaths are predicted to decrease, other risks are predicted to rise. The incidence and geographical range of climate-sensitive infectious diseases—such as malaria, dengue fever, and tick-borne diseases—will increase. Drought-reduced crop yields, degraded air and water quality, and increased hazards in coastal and low-lying areas will contribute to unhealthy conditions, particularly for the most vulnerable populations.
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mate change will have consequences for the Earth system and human lives
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Environmental quality is impacted by energy choices.
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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • The Global Warming Effects map could be used as a jumping off point for student research projects. There are a variety of other associated resources on the website.
  • There are many related, supporting materials that link off of the map.

About the Science

  • While the information looks accurate in the pop-up windows, original data sources are not provided. However the information appears to be related to the IPCC summary for policy makers.
  • Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.

About the Pedagogy

  • The map shows the varying impacts of climate change globally and addresses how different cultures and regions may be affected.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • This is a very intuitive visualization that students could use without assistance.
  • "What you can do to help" button leads to a follow up page that is not fully functional. The follow up page has three links. Two links are not about things you can do to help but to more information about the effects of global warming and the greenhouse effect, and the third link about Reducing Emissions is broken.

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