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Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change (the IPCC Working Group III contribution to the 5th Assessment Report) was released April 13, 2014.

In a previous post we alerted you to the Working Group Two report on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability (which very clearly stated the problem we all face).  Now, this latest IPCC report from Working Group Three assesses the options for mitigating climate change and their underlying technological, economic and institutional requirements (helping us to see possible solutions).  It's directed at policymakers, and highlights the need for international agreement on mitigation efforts. It's chock full of info about sources of energy, carbon in our atmosphere, renewable energy, the ethical dilemmas that result from climate change, options for industry, etc. 

IPCC Working Group III Summary for Policy Makers

Some video statements really humanize the report as well. This is a good effort to improve communication of these reports to the public. What can we do to relate this informtion to our sites and our audiences?

Mitigation 2014 video statements

 

 

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, this one from Working Group II, just hit the streets. You can read about it in many major news outlets. Headlines are emphasizing the sharp tone of this report and the projected and existing impacts on health and food supply.

Earth's Moon Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean holds a special environmental sample container which holds soil collected during the second moonwalk EVA. Photo courtesy of NASA

If you include Earth’s Moon in your interpretation and environmental education or have wanted to but aren’t sure where to begin, you may want to watch this webinar. It is sponsored by Earth to Sky in partnership with the Lunar and Planetary Institute and NASA’s Lunar Science Institute.

Our partners  worked with informal educators to develop a set of materials and hands-on activities designed for use with youth ages 8-13, and their families. They use food, art, storytelling, and interactive investigations to celebrate our Moon.

The webinar will be archived on this site soon. Meantime, check out the presentation powerpoint and the many associated resources!

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