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
  • 32 Titles

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News in Review - December 2015 ​Global Warming: Canada's Melting Glaciers

The cause of climate change has long been debated by scientists, but the melting of the planet’s glaciers is an example that the heat is causing serious change. News In Review joins Chris Brown on a breathtaking journey into British Columbia where he witnesses first-hand the disappearing giants. Then meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe explains some of the effects of long term global warming.
  • 2015
  • 00:14:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2015

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  • NIR-15-12 - Global Warming: Canada's Melting Glaciers

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

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

Our Vancouver Antarctic Ice Shelf Disappearing

How the demise of a 10,000-year-old ice shelf will cause the sea to rise.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:38
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/25/2015

Doc Zone Weather Gone Wild

Summer snowstorms. Disastrous flooding. Devastating wind and ice storms. Rampaging wildfires. Ruinous drought. Our weather has taken a turn for the extreme. And it’s going to get worse. As intense and unpredictable weather becomes the new normal, how can we adapt and survive? As a result of climate change, the new global buzzword is “adaptation,” as cities and citizens scramble ...
  • 2014
  • 00:43:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/18/2014

News in Review - March 2007 A Call for Action on Climate Change

In early February 2007 an influential group of scientists issued a report on global climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that it is very likely that humans are causing global warming. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the IPCC report and what it says about the future of our planet. We’ll also look at how ...
  • 2007
  • 00:03:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/16/2014

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  • A Call for Action on Climate Change

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]

The Nature of Things Climate Change: An Uncertain Future (Part 1 of 2)

Beginning on the Prairies, David discovers how farmers are faring as shrinking glaciers wreak havoc with their water supply. In BC he comes face to face with the mountain pine beetle. This tiny deadly insect has already swallowed B.C.’s trees and now it’s checking out Alberta's, threatening the economy in both provinces. In BC's Okanagan wine region, vineyards are reaping ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Teacher Guide(s)

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