EarthDNA's Climate 101

Buildings and monuments reflected in flood waters.

Venice and other coastal cities have experienced more frequent and severe floods in recent years, a trend attributable to human-induced climate change. (Photo courtesy of Roberto Trombetta on Flickr. License CC BY-NC.)


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The Climate 101 presentation was developed by Brandon Leshchinskiy in collaboration with Professor Dava Newman, MIT Portugal, and EarthDNA in an effort to mobilize young people as educators on the issue of climate change. The presentation addresses not only the science but also the economics and civics of climate change, incorporating a negotiation activity that brings key concepts to life.

This resource includes the slides and instructions for the presentation, along with an introductory video from Prof. Newman, a video of Leshchinskiy actually delivering the presentation to a classroom full of students, and extensive supporting materials that will help users to become climate ambassadors and deliver the Climate 101 presentation themselves.

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Brandon Leshchinskiy, and Dava Newman. RES.ENV-003 EarthDNA's Climate 101. Fall 2019. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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