Join National Geographic Explorer Victoria Herrmann as she explains her work facilitating community adaptations to climate change in coastal regions across the United States.
Warming Seas and Melting Ice Sheets describes how NASA has been monitoring the warming of the ocean and changes to the planet’s land masses, with a close eye on the ice sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica. It includes a video that describes the causes of sea level rise and how sea level has changed over the last two decades as observed by the Jason series of satellite missions.
This article from NOAA discusses the difference between local and global sea level rise as well as the two major causes of global sea level rise: thermal expansion and increased melting of land-based ice.
Sea Level Rise Viewer – This web mapping tool helps to visualize community-level impacts from coastal flooding or sea level rise.
Surging Seas: Risk Zone Map– This map shows areas vulnerable to near-term flooding from different combinations of sea level rise, storm surge, tides, and tsunamis, or to permanent submersion by long-term sea level rise.
Flood Map – This interactive map allows you to adjust the amount of sea level rise to explore the impacts all over the world.
The impact on climate change on Oceans, National Geographic
The effect on climate change on Coral Reefs, National Geographic
Chasing Ice is a documentary, where a National Geographic photographer installs time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers across the Arctic.
Six degrees could change the world. The film shares the latest scientific findings on climate change and shows the effects that each degree in temperature increase has on the world. You can watch it for free on YouTube (90min).
Area 3. Energy. Fossil Fuels
This interactive Carbon cycling in the Earth system from the Concord Consortium shows the movement of carbon dioxide between Earth’s carbon reservoirs. Follow the arrows in the flowchart to see how carbon dioxide moves between different reservoirs.
This changes everything is a documentary that portrays seven communities on the front lines in the fight against the fossil fuel industry. In this way, the film illustrates the shift in climate change activism towards civil disobedience and direct action
Ananas Anam, a Phillipines-based company is turning pineapple leaf fibres into an environmentally friendly leather alternative. The textile, called Piñatex, also provides new additional income for farmers, boosting the economies of developing communities and empowering individuals.