1a. Science and impacts
Welcome to the first module of the Climate Training Kit: Science and Impacts.
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time, so this module provides a basic understanding of why and how the climate is changing and its main impacts, including the humanitarian consquences.
For a more advanced audience the module also covers concepts like climate change attribution and geo-engineering and includes a very helpful guide to collaborating with national agencies for weather and climate.
In addition, a presentation is included to help National Societies get started on a climate risk assessment.
To test people’s understanding in a fun and energizing way, the module includes a quiz that can be used as a refresher for people with a basic understanding of the science of climate change.
Module 1b on Climate and the Red Cross Red Crescent is closely related to this one and the two can be easily combined; 1b contains more information on the roles and responsibility of the Red Cross Red Crescent in addressing climate risks.
- What is in this module?
- Powerpoint presentations with notes
1a Presentation climate science and impacts
These slides contain insights with latest science on climate change and its humanitarian
impacts. For more country or regional specific climate science, please reach out to us.
1a How to conduct a national climate risk assessment?
National Climate Risk Assements are important starting points for National Societies,
to strategize and act on most pressing needs, linked to capacities on the ground.
- 1a Presentation climate science and impacts
1a Paying for Predictions
A game in which people need to make preparedness decisions, which will have consequences.
It is a great conversations starter and helps us to promote preparedness and resilience.
1a Science quiz
A nice quiz on climate science: fun to have two groups compete!
1a The Greenhouse Gas Game
A physical game, especially fit for younger age groups, in which participants simulate
the greenhouse effect.
1a Map the Hazard
This is a game from Y-Adapt (our youth toolkit), listed on page 18-21. The game helps
you understand linkages between the greenhouse effect and localised impacts.
1a Sinking Island
A playful activity, especially fit for youth groups, which gives participants the experience
of one of the impacts of climate change: sea level rise.
- 1a Paying for Predictions
- Relevant reading
- 1a Guidance on collaboration with the HydroMet Offices
- 1a Seven key insights from the latest IPCC report (AR6)
- 1a Hotspots different warmings 2018 IPCC 1.5 report
- 1a The 1.5 warmer world reading guide of BRACED
- 1a Guidance How to conduct a national climate risk assessment?
- 1a Climate Change US FAQ
- State of climate services and early warning systems
- Red Cross/ Red Crescent example(s)
What is the greenhouse effect?
Short video that explains what the greenhouse effect is and how it leads to
increasing temperatures. [2:03] by DW News
How much can we blame climate change?
This short animationfrom the Raising Risk Awareness initiative explains the process
behind attribution science and its importance in preparing for the future. [4:49] by CDKN
What is El Nino and what does it mean?
In this animation, it is explained what El Nino is and how it affects global weather. [4:26] by Met Office
Reaserch is needed to understand how much climate change contributes to extreme events.
This gives us important information for action and policies. [2:12] by National Academies of Sciences
Why we confuse weather and climate
Entertaining explanation of the difference between weather and climate [5:03] by Hot Mess
- What is the greenhouse effect?
- Frequently asked questions or checklist