Climate Change Lessons

This three-part series of lessons covers climate change from the global perspective to what is happening here in North Carolina. In addition to the science of climate change, these lessons explore the topics of climate resilience, adaptation, and mitigation. Each lesson is provided as a self-paced slide show for learners and as a set of downloadable slides and instructor notes for educators. These were developed to target an audience of Extension Master Gardener Volunteers but will likely be relevant for most adult audiences.

This lesson provides an overview of climate change science from the global perspective. Topics included are the atmosphere, greenhouse gases, the carbon cycle, and indicators of global climate change. Learners who are already familiar with the science of climate change may want to skip this lesson and scroll to Lesson 2: Adapting to North Carolina’s Changing Climate.

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