Introducing Greta Thunberg
1. Find out more about Greta at https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/47467038
2. Hear Greta summarize the need for action in the short clip found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48022108 [0:34]
3. Watch Greta’s news conference after arriving in New York athttps://mobile.reuters.com/video/2019/08/28/greta-to-trump-listen-to-the... [1:39]
4. Learn more about young people’s support and action for climate change at https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/programs/radionoon/teenagers-tal... [47:20] and https://www.cbc.ca/news/young-people-are-in-a-unique-position-when-it-co... [10:26] (audio only).
5. Watch Greta Thunberg’s TED Talk at https://www.ted.com/talks/greta_thunberg_the_disarming_case_to_act_right... [11:00]. Read her speeches at https://www.fridaysforfuture.org/greta-speeches, and read her book, “No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference” (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/623668/no-one-is-too-small-to-ma...).
6. Read “Climate Change: Impacts ‘Accelerating’ as Leaders Gather for UN Talks’ on the BBC athttps://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49773869.
7. Visit the United Nations climate change pages at https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/ and https://www.un.org/en/sections/issues-depth/climate-change/ to learn more about the science behind global warming and find out what’s being done to slow it. At the government of Canada’s climate change page (https://www.canada.ca/en/services/environment/weather/climatechange.html) read about Canada’s actions, climate future, partnerships, adaptation, health, science, emissions reporting, and more.
8. View ‘The Climate Crisis Explained in 10 Charts’ at https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/20/the-climate-crisis-e...
1. Watch a PBS Explainer called “Engines of Destruction: The Science of Hurricanes” athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xtu2_ziBI_w
2. Watch “Hurricanes 101” from National Geographic athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP4rgvu4xDE
3. Watch a video explaining how hurricanes get their names athttps://www.nbcnews.com/better/video/how-hurricanes-are-named-1052724291881
4. Read “Hurricanes and Climate Change” from PBS’ NOVA athttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/hurricanes-climate.html
5. View photos of the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas at https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2019/09/devastated-by-dorian-photos-fr... Photos of the storm’s impact on Nova Scotia are available athttps://globalnews.ca/news/5871056/hurricane-dorian-photos-canada/
6. Read about the 100-foot rogue wave that occurred near Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland, as a result of Hurricane Dorian at https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/09/09/hurricane-dorian-likel...
7. Find out what happens to marine life when a hurricane hits at https://www.orlandosentinel.com/weather/hurricane/os-ne-hurricane-what-h...
The Amazon in the Spotlight
1. Find out more about why the Amazon rainforest is important at http://wwf.panda.org/knowledge_hub/where_we_work/amazon/about_the_amazon....
2. Watch a short video by the Telegraph called ‘Debunking the fake Amazon rainforest fire pictures shared by celebrities’
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCpQKkJq70M [1:46]
3. Watch National Geographic’s Wild Amazon documentary at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5UPc8dya-M [44:53]
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