Convention on Biological Diversity
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Middle School: 3 Disciplinary Core Ideas, 2 Cross Cutting Concepts
High School: 3 Disciplinary Core Ideas
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- To skip the general review of climate change impacts and focus on the biodiversity aspects, go to the 7:00 mark.
- Video is based on 2007 IPCC report and 2007 meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity. More current information may out-date some of the information presented here.
About the Science
- The video shows many of the impacts of climate change on biodiversity around the world using findings of the 2007 IPCC report and the work of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Comments from expert scientist:
This video takes the viewer around the world and lists almost all impacts associated with climate change, steps to adapt to climate change and what certain organizations are doing to help. It is extremely informative and factual.
About the Pedagogy
- In addition to impacts of climate change, video shows some of the adaptation strategies undertaken by communities in various countries, in particular those most vulnerable to these impacts - coastal communities in third-world countries.
Technical Details/Ease of Use
- Nicely organized and filmed.
- Original video at https://www.cbd.int/videos
Next Generation Science Standards See how this Video supports:
Disciplinary Core Ideas: 3
MS-ESS3.C1:Human activities have significantly altered the biosphere, sometimes damaging or destroying natural habitats and causing the extinction of other species. But changes to Earth’s environments can have different impacts (negative and positive) for different living things.
MS-LS2.C2:Biodiversity describes the variety of species found in Earth’s terrestrial and oceanic ecosystems. The completeness or integrity of an ecosystem’s biodiversity is often used as a measure of its health
MS-LS4.D1:Changes in biodiversity can influence humans’ resources, such as food, energy, and medicines, as well as ecosystem services that humans rely on—for example, water purification and recycling.
Cross Cutting Concepts: 2
MS-C2.2:Cause and effect relationships may be used to predict phenomena in natural or designed systems.
MS-C4.1: Systems may interact with other systems; they may have sub-systems and be a part of larger complex systems.
Disciplinary Core Ideas: 3
HS-ESS3.C1:The sustainability of human societies and the biodiversity that supports them requires responsible management of natural resources.
HS-LS2.C2:Moreover, anthropogenic changes (induced by human activity) in the environment—including habitat destruction, pollution, introduction of invasive species, overexploitation, and climate change—can disrupt an ecosystem and threaten the survival of some species.
HS-LS4.D1:Humans depend on the living world for the resources and other benefits provided by biodiversity. But human activity is also having adverse impacts on biodiversity through overpopulation, overexploitation, habitat destruction, pollution, introduction of invasive species, and climate change. Thus sustaining biodiversity so that ecosystem functioning and productivity are maintained is essential to supporting and enhancing life on Earth. Sustaining biodiversity also aids humanity by preserving landscapes of recreational or inspirational value.