This resource explores changes in precipitation due to global warming in selected climatic zones. Students can evaluate the scenarios to gain insights on the likelihood of occurrence and return periods, and also the impacts these changes pose on infrastructure, farming, livelihood security, ecosystem services, etc. This is recommended for teaching.
ESS2: Earth's Systems
HS.ESS2.2 Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth’s surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems.
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
8.ESS3.4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
HS.ESS3.5 Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth’s systems.
HS.ESS3.6 Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity (i.e., climate change).
HS.44 Assess how changes in the environmental and cultural characteristics of a place or region influence spatial patterns of trade, land use, and issues of sustainability.
HS.45 Identify and explain how political and economic power dynamics throughout time have influenced cultural and environmental characteristics of various places and regions.
HS.48 Determine the influence of long-term climate change and variability on human migration, settlement patterns, resource use, and land uses at local-to-global scales.
HS.49 Evaluate the consequences of human-made and natural catastrophes on global trade, politics, and human migration.