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Climate History

Climate change presents possibly the greatest challenge facing human civilization, yet its causes can be fiendishly complex to understand. To get a grasp on the decisions, technologies, and historical events that have led to our current climate crisis, K-12 science educators will want to check out the interactive infographic Climate History. The page is organized chronologically, and readers can navigate the climate history timeline either by scrolling through or jumping to specific historical moments between the years 1800 and 2020. Each chapter is organized around a different theme (e.g., Growth, War, Automotive) and discusses relevant social contexts driving climate change. For example, the 1970 chapter discusses "Earth day, Chlorofluorocarbons, and the Ozone Layer" and features an embedded video about the impact of chlorofluorocarbons on the ozone layer. The 2020 chapter connects climate change to the COVID-19 pandemic. The final chapter has links to resources for readers interested in taking action or learning more, including Conservation International, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The site was created by Marjoe Bacus, a web developer and digital designer, and received an Honorable Mention from the Awwwards for web design.
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September 24th
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August 26th at 3:10pm
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September 7th at 3:14pm
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