Climate Change 101

Time required: 45-55 minutes

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Define key terms: climate change, greenhouse effect, greenhouse gas and carbon footprint
  • Understand the mechanism for the Greenhouse Effect
  • Understand the link between the Sustainable Development Goals and climate change
  • Describe the role of the IPCC
  • Understand key obstacles limiting your personal actions

Module summary

  1. Introduction to climate change
  2. Understanding the Greenhouse Effect
  3. Definitions
  4. The role of the IPCC
  5. Connecting the SDGs and climate change
  6. Check your knowledge quiz
  7. Positive action and obstacles to action
  8. Calculate your carbon footprint
  9. Reflection
  10. Focus on: Eco-anxiety
  11. Conclusion

Call to action

Based on what you have learned in this module, brainstorm five possible actions you could take related to climate change and choose one to complete. (Ex. take steps to limit your carbon use, attend a meeting or join a climate justice organization, use art to express your eco-anxiety, join a eco-anxiety support group (ex. Facebook groups, art groups, etc.), join an environmental society).

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