Coping with Climate Change

  • May 2, 2012  

    For the first time, new national educational standards for grades K-12 will link global warming trends to manmade emissions. Part of our Coping With Climate Change series, Hari Sreenivasan looks at the challenges teachers face when covering the topic of climate science in their classrooms. Continue reading

  • May 1, 2012   BY Saskia de Melker and Rebecca Jacobson  

    This week, the PBS NewsHour will report on one teacher’s struggles to teach climate change in her Colorado classroom. This comes as the National Academies Press is preparing to roll out new national science standards for kindergarten through 12th grade. … Continue reading

  • April 23, 2012   BY Rebecca Jacobson  

    Richard Alley has taken an extreme leap — off a really high bridge — to demonstrate how drastically the Earth’s climate is shifting. In one of two installments of the PBS series “Earth: The Operators’ Manual,” Alley, the film’s host … Continue reading

  • April 11, 2012   BY Rebecca Jacobson  

    *Jim Ridgley checks his rain gauge outside his house in Frederick, Md. Photo by Rebecca Jacobson.* Inside Jim Ridgley’s living room in Frederick, Md., the fire station scanner chatters nonstop and the AM radio buzzes with weather reports. A hand-held … Continue reading

  • April 9, 2012   BY Rebecca Jacobson  

    A day-by-day animation of the daily temperature records tied or broken in March 2012. Over 15,000 records were broken. This March was the warmest ever in the continental United States, measuring on average a staggering 8.6 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than … Continue reading

  • March 23, 2012   BY Saskia de Melker  

    Kids play in a fountain in downtown Seattle; Creative Commons photo courtesy Flickr user clogozm The extreme drought and record-breaking temperatures across the Southwest have highlighted crucial issues with the region’s water supply system. As the population grows and climate … Continue reading

  • March 23, 2012   BY Rebecca Jacobson and vanessa dennis  

    This week, the NewsHour is looking at water shortages in Texas as part of our new series, Coping with Climate Change. Watch our story from Texas and see all of our posts here. The severe drought in Texas peaked in … Continue reading

  • March 22, 2012   BY Jenny Marder  

    As global temperatures increase and weather patterns shift, the PBS NewsHour will explore how American communities are dealing with climate change. On our new Coping with Climate Change page, you’ll be able to find video reports, blog posts, slide shows … Continue reading

  • March 22, 2012  

    The recent drought and record temperatures in Texas put an unprecedented strain on water resources across the state. As part of NewsHour’s Coping with Climate Change series, Hari Sreenivasan reports on the plight of two towns in their struggle for water. Continue reading

  • March 20, 2012   BY Saskia de Melker  

    In collaboration with StateImpact Texas, the PBS NewsHour takes a closer look at the struggle for water in two Texas towns and how the state plans to deal with a drier future. This report is part of our new series Coping with Climate Change. Continue reading

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