Climate Change Indicators: U.S. and Global Temperature

This resource is part of a collection of visualizations that illustrate observed changes in temperature, precipitation, storms, floods, and droughts. This resource focuses on US and Global temperature. Rising global average temperature is associated with widespread changes in weather patterns. Scientific studies indicate that extreme weather events such as heat waves and large storms are likely to become more frequent or more intense with human-induced climate change. The larger collection includes climate change indicators within the oceans, snow and ice, and other ecosystems and the effects on humans and our society.

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Environmental Protection Agency

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The website houses concise summaries on trends in temperature, precipitation, storms, floods, and droughts and are linked with associated graphs and data that can viewed online and downloaded.

It would be beneficial to develop learning activities around the visualization to facilitate student learning.

Good resource, but does not include structure for guided learning within a classroom setting.