Natural Climate Change

This short video, adapted from NOVA, explains how Earth's position relative to the Sun might be responsible for the dramatic shift in the climate of what is now the Saharan nation of Djibouti.

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Be sure to point out that diagrams are NOT to scale in the season animation.

In middle school, can be used in a climate unit or a unit on cycles of Earth. Would also fit in a unit on the water cycle.

High school educators may want to use this video to augment an ecology unit.