Climate Change

According to a 2019 Environment and Climate Change Canada report, the country is experiencing warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, with northern Canada heating up at almost three times the global average. From devastating wildfires to massive storms, the increase in extreme weather has been a reminder that climate change is already happening. This collection examines the state of the environment while also highlighting trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable future.

  • 2019
  • 9-12
  • 31 Titles

Included in this collection

The Nature of Things Climate Change: Hot Times in the City (Part 2 of 2)

Hot Times in the City takes the pulse of three major Canadian cities as they grapple with one of the planet’s greatest threats to human health — global warming. For years Toronto has struggled with crumbling infrastructure, urban sprawl, traffic gridlock and pervasive smog. In Vancouver, a pre-Olympic building boom ignores the fact that areas below or at sea level are ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

Our Vancouver Climate Change: Worst-Case Scenario

Meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe explains the latest research on melting sea ice.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:41
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/07/2015

The National Cooling the Planet

A series of four short documentaries on innovative community environmental projects. The first documentary examines Sherbrooke University’s love affair with city buses, as staff and students ride public transit for free. Next, the program visits the town of Craik, SK, which wants to become Green Town, Canada. Eco-friendly toilets and water filtration systems are just a few steps this community ...
  • 2006
  • 00:16:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

National Geographic Documentaries Earth Overhaul

A small number of scientists from around the world are attempting to fix the earth. One cloud expert is looking to the sky for the solution and in Bermuda a scientist is working to use algae. But this is just the beginning. Nobody knows tough fixes better than Sean Riley and he’s on a quest to learn more about these ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/22/2015

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News in Review - October 2017 Extreme Storms: 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The Atlantic hurricane season of 2017 will ultimately be one for the record books. Not for having the most hurricanes in a season, but as possibly the strongest hurricane month ever recorded. Five major hurricanes formed, with three making their way to shore – two as top-rated Category 5 storms. They came in quick succession and brought devastating winds and ...
  • 2017
  • 00:16:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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  • NIR-17-10 - Extreme Storms: 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

News in Review - October 2018 Extreme Weather 2018: Is this Climate Change?

Climate on this planet is always changing. Over hundreds of thousands of years there have been heating and cooling events, with at least five ice ages. Most of these variations can be attributed to Earth’s orbit, the sun’s radiation and the planet heating. However, since the 19th century scientists believe that the rapid heating of the earth is a result ...
  • 2018
  • 00:18:22
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/10/2018

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  • NIR-18-10 - PDF - Extreme Weather 2018: Is this Climate Change?

  • NIR-18-10 - PPT - Extreme Weather 2018: Is this Climate Change?

1000 Days for the Planet Global Climate Disruption

The Galapagos Archipelago is a model of conservation in the Pacific Ocean. Its remarkable diversity of marine species is explained by the upwelling of cold ocean currents. But an increasingly common climatic anomaly occurring far out to sea is killing life. It's El Niño. Scientists believe that climate change could cause the frequency and severity of this climatic phenomenon to ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/16/2015

News in Review - January 2019 Global Warming Warning: What Yukon's Glaciers Tell Us

Global warming is having a massive impact on the planet. In October 2018, the world’s leading climate scientists met and warned that there are only a dozen years to limit global warming. They predict urgent change is needed or the planet is in peril. Much of that warming can be linked to human activity. Glaciers are barometers of climate change ...
  • 2019
  • 00:13:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2019

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  • NIR-19-01 - PDF - Global Warming Warning: What Yukon's Glaciers Tell Us

  • NIR-19-01 - PPT - Global Warming Warning: What Yukon's Glaciers Tell Us