NPR's Robert Krulwich and Odd Todd, in partnership with Wild Chronicles, present an animated cartoon series on carbon—the atom at the heart of global warming.
Episode 5: What we can do about climate change.
You are invited to join Zoos & Aquariums for 350 for a day of action on 22 May 2014, during which zoos and aquariums around the world will organize activities using the “Show the Wild Face of Climate Change” photo project as a central theme.
Show the Wild Face of Climate Change photos incorporate the "Zoos & Aquariums for 350" logo - or some other creative representation of "350" - into a photo that features zoo species. Each photo should include a caption that connects climate change to the pictured species (or wildlife in general).
The visitor wants to learn more about what's impacting harbor seals in Alaska. The interpreter shares a causal chain and the heat-trapping blanket analogy to frame the conversation.
This keynote address features John Racnelli, CEO of the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland. John gave this talk as the second part of the opening panel session at the Communicating Climate Change and the Ocean Summit in Baltimore, April 2012. John's talk is focused on listening to what our heart has to tell us about climate change, and finding the courage to act upon that message.
Nuclear is thousands of times more powerful than every other energy. And it’s our only baseload electricity generation that produces no CO2. With populations growing and concentrating in ever-larger cities, this super-concentrated energy has many benefits; but comes with some unlikely, but potentially very damaging, risks of radiation leaks and proliferation. And we still don’t agree on a waste management plan.
A part of the Aquariums and Climate Coalition's "Candid Conversations" series, this webinar discussion from March 2011 focuses on the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication's Six Americas research, and its usefulness in helping interpreters research their audiences at zoos, aquariums, and museums.
This is a lengthy pdf document of a powerpoint presentation that accompanies a talk by Dr. Dwight Gledhill with the Cooperative Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Science. It is a good resource for background information about ocean acidification because it covers chemistry, carbon cycles, CO2 emmission, and focuses on the impacts of ocean acidification on coral reefs. If you are looking to fully understand these concepts, check this out.
During our person-on-the-street interviews, many people shared with us personal experiences they have had with energy, climate and sustainability issues. Here we share a sampling of those stories.
Sea level rise is an indicator that our planet is warming. When ice on land, such as mountain glaciers or the ice sheets of Greenland or Antarctica, melts, that water contributes to sea level rise.
It took nearly seven years, but the blades are finally turning on a pair of wind turbines at the Archbold and Pettisville schools in northwestern Ohio, demonstrating how school districts can take control of their energy future and create educational opportunities for their kids at the same time.
In the video, note how the interpreter guides a discussion with a group of individuals who all acknowledge the climate is changing. (The topic was introduced offline, before filming started.)
When facilitating a discussion with a group, give everyone an opportunity to share their point of view and actions they might take to help solve climate change or reduce their energy use.