How Might Climate Change Affect Your Community?
In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of EarthComm, Section 7: How Might Climate Change Affect Your Community?.
- To learn more about calculating how much energy your school uses, visit the following web sites:
Estimating Appliance and Home Electronic Energy Use, U.S. Department of Energy
Provides a formula for estimating energy consumption.
Measuring Energy Usage, Fermilab Science Education Office
Provides formula for calculating the annual cost to run an appliance.
- To learn more about energy sources that do not produce carbon dioxide, visit the following web sites:
Solar, U.S. Energy Information Administration
Examine the benefits of solar energy as well as the different ways that solar energy can be harnessed and used.
Wind, U.S. Energy Information Administration
Examine the benefits of wind energy as well as the different ways that wind energy can be harnessed and used.
- To learn more about your state’s cooperative extension service, visit the following web sites:
Cooperative Extension System Offices, USDA
Use the map to find your nearest Cooperative Extension office.
To learn more about this topic, visit the following web sites:
Problems with Making Predictions
Weather Prediction, Climate Prediction. What’s the Diff?, Duke University
Describes how weather predication and climate predication are different and problems inherent in each.
Energy and Environment Division Postdoc Puts Solar Technology to Work at Home, US Dept. of Energy
Explore reasons why solar-based technology is not isolated from problems associated with computer models.
Climate Change - Waste, EPA
Considers how reliable computer models are for forecasting climate.
Climate Change and the Future
Future Temperature Changes, EPA
Provides information on why scientists say deserts are likely to expand as a result of global warming.
Future Climate Change, EPA
Examines what the future holds for the Earth with Climate Change.
Changes in Sea Level and Ocean Circulation
National Close-up: Science Talk, Washington Post
Glacial melting effects many systems in and surrounding our oceans. Reporters address typical questions regarding these relationships.
Climate Change, Variability and Prediction, NOAA
Find information on NOAA scientists' interpretations and predictions regarding sea level conditions.