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Climate Change Impacts on Biodiversity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xra87liAopM

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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Middle School: 3 Disciplinary Core Ideas, 2 Cross Cutting Concepts
High School: 3 Disciplinary Core Ideas

Climate Literacy
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Sea level rise and resulting impacts is due to melting ice and thermal expansion and increases the risk
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Effects of climate change on water cycle and freshwater availability
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Increased extreme weather events due to climate change
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Increased acidity of oceans and negative impacts on food chain due to increasing carbon dioxide levels
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Ecosystems on land and in the ocean have been and will continue to be disturbed by climate change
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Human health and well-being will be affected to different degrees from the impacts from climate change
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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 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.
  • Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.

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

Next Generation Science Standards See how this Video supports:

Middle School

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

Systems and System Models, Cause and effect

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.

High School

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.


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