Last week CBS Sunday Morning had a short segment about global warming. The segment presented two cases of global warming’s effects on people in two very different parts of the world. The segment begins in the Maldives where rising ocean levels threaten the islands. The segment then transitions to Greenland where shrinking glaciers are threatening native ways of life. The video is embedded below.
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Applications for Education
This video is not terribly different from dozens, perhaps hundreds, like them on the Internet except that rather than focusing on “how global warming happens” or “what to do to stop global warming,” this video focuses on how people are adapting to climate change. After showing this video to your students you may want to ask them how global warming could affect them and how they would adapt to a change in their climates.
Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Rising Sea Levels – A Tale of Two Cities
The Breathing Earth – Interactive Map
View Glacier Melt in Google Earth