Here’s an advance look at some of the “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events coming up this week. For each date, we’ve matched it with a map or visual, background information, and a classroom activity so you can plan ahead. Wednesday, December 7 TDIGH: Date Which Will Live in Infamy Japan’s 1941 attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii caused the … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, December 5 – 11
Hi, it’s Olivia from OMG here! With the elections finally over and an obvious mountain to climb in our efforts to help save the environment for future generations, it has become clear that now more than ever, we all need to roll up our sleeves and start getting involved. That is why as I sat down to write this article about climate change, I decided … Continue reading Global Call to Youth Around the World to Join P.O.P.
ENVIRONMENT More than 170 countries have agreed to limit emissions of key pollutants found in air conditioners, a significant step in the effort to keep climate change from reaching catastrophic levels. (Time) How do greenhouse gases cause atmospheric warming? Use our activity to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas More than 170 nations … Continue reading What Makes the Kigali Agreement so ‘Monumental’ for Climate Change?
ENVIRONMENT As countries seek to comply with the new UN climate accord by slashing emissions, both gas flaring and leaks remain persistent problems. (Nat Geo News) Use our great activity evaluate the environmental effects of extracting natural gas. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Why is methane leaking from oil and natural gas drilling sites? … Continue reading The World Is Hemorrhaging Methane
POLITICS A surprise U.S.-China climate deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions sets ambitious targets that will likely prove difficult to accomplish, especially given the looming Republican takeover of the U.S. Congress. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to better understand climate change. Teachers, scroll all the way down for a short list of key resources in our “Teachers Toolkit.” Discussion Ideas The surprise climate change … Continue reading 3 Obstacles for Surprise U.S.-China Climate Deal