The Earth is a complex system where everything is interconnected and in equilibrium. Therefore, climate change necessarily affects the whole system and its repercussions are very diverse.
In this sequence, six lessons are proposed to help students learn about and experiment on some of the most important consequences of climate change for the world’s oceans and cryosphere. While directly affecting these systems, the impacts of climate change are also observed on key ecosystems and human communities and the issues involved are thus explored in these lessons.
At the end of this sequence, the students will be able to understand causes and consequences of phenomena as diverse as sea level rise, cryosphere melting, ocean acidification, ocean heat uptake and marine currents.
This pedagogical sequence is part of the pedagogical manual The Climate in our Hands: Ocean and Cryosphere.