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
  • 33 Titles

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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

News in Review - May 1995 Global Warming: A Progress Report

Following the Berlin Conference, this report looks at the issues of air pollution and the impact of global warming.
  • 1995
  • 00:12:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1995

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The National How the new carbon plan works

The federal Liberal government will slap a carbon tax on fuels in provinces and territories with no adequate emissions pricing plans of their own. But how will it work? The National explains.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2018

Tai Asks Why How will we fix climate change? New

Climate change is an important issue that will greatly affect our future, but there are steps that young people can take individually, in their community and through their government, that will help combat the effects of climate change.View the Tai Asks Why curriculum package
  • 2019
  • 00:21:17
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

Doc Zone Playing God with Planet Earth

It may sound like a sci-fi movie — scientists mimic the effects of a volcanic explosion in a desperate bid to reverse global warming — but it's really happening. As this Doc Zone program reveals, scientists are experimenting with radical schemes to cool the planet. Could these remedies be a form of technological suicide?Salting the ocean with iron dust to trigger plankton ...
  • 2010
  • 00:43:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 2019 Polar Bears: A Species in Peril

Polar bears have long been a Canadian icon. They live in colder northern climates and hunt for seals. But the climate is changing and the earth is warming. As a result, polar bear numbers are in decline. As the sea ice recedes, the bears lose places to hunt and are stuck ashore, often starving. And their birth rates are declining. ...
  • 2019
  • 00:12:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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  • NIR-19-04 - PDF - Polar Bears: A Species in Peril

  • NIR-19-04 - PPT - Polar Bears: A Species in Peril

The National Rising sea levels will put U.S. homes at risk in near future

The Union of Concerned Scientists says more than 310,000 existing homes are projected to be at risk of flooding every two weeks by 2045. The National visited one coastal community to see how it's dealing with the problem.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2018

News in Review - April 2019 Science Smart: Indicators of Climate Change

While the cause of climate change may still be hotly debated – with many scientists saying it’s human activity while others suggesting it’s a cyclical heating up of the planet – the fact that climate change is occurring is not up for debate. There are indicators everywhere, from extreme weather events to rising seas levels, shrinking polar ice caps to ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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  • NIR-19-04 - PDF - Science Smart: Indicators of Climate Change

  • NIR-19-04 - PPT - Science Smart: Indicators of Climate Change