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Climate Change Impacts on Biodiversity

Convention on Biological Diversity

This video documents the effects of increasing global temperatures on biodiversity (changes in distribution, range, and numbers) and human populations. Adaptations to climate change are also outlined.

Video length: 11:08

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Teaching Tips

  • 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 Content

  • 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:
    Scientific strengths:
    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

Entered the Collection: June 2018 Last Reviewed: April 2017

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