Extreme Weather and Climate Change

This video explores what scientists know about how changes in global climate and increasing temperatures affect different extreme weather events.

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

The video could be used to begin a larger discussion about the relationship between weather and climate, potentially using the main points to create further questions.

Could be a good introduction to any unit of instruction dealing with the effects of climate change on Earth systems.

Be aware that some concepts may need elaboration for younger students, for example: circling storms are a result of rotating Earth; storms decrease in intensity when they hit land, weakening due to lack of water and heat.