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Explore how global climate change may lead to dramatic impacts on human populations, which we may experience within our own lifetimes and in our own home places.
- First, let’s begin by reflecting on the climate where we live. Have you noticed any changes over the past decade or two, if you have been in the area that long? If you recently moved, you might instead consider a place where you lived previously. Share your observations of local changes in climate, and any impacts those changes may have had on the region.
- Next, conduct some online research about the projected impacts of climate change on your state or region. A Google search of “climate change [state name]” will likely reveal a lot of helpful information; also, you may find plans for dealing with climate change at the level of your county or city. What are some of the anticipated changes to your area as a result of climate change? How might residents be affected? How might agriculture and industry be affected? How might cities and towns be affected?