Island Greenhouse Gas Inventory
-By academic subject
Big Picture: General Background on Global Warming
Choices: How You Can
can we do in the future?
*A to Z index
Glossary & Definitions of Terms (EPA) in PDF format
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This site is
a resource for Rhode Island middle and high-school
teachers containing exercises, links and information on the issues of
greenhouse gases and climate
change - in Rhode Island and the whole of the Earth.
Through a grant from the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Brown University
for Environmental Studies compiled
an inventory of Greenhouse Gases in Rhode Island, under contract with
the Rhode Island Department of
Environmental Management (DEM). The R.I.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory was housed on a website
order to make it accessible to individuals
and organizations, both public and private.
Included in the Study Guide
are questions and prompts that provide ways of delving into the
inventory - looking at the implications and significance of greenhouse gases and climate change, for Rhode Island and the world
To make it easier to find
information and resources, collections of Lesson
Plans, and Links are organized by
academic subject: Earth Sciences,
History/Social Science, Government,
Physics . Also
included is a list of further Educational Databases
containing additional links to educational materials and
collections, intended to compliment the subject resources.
change and global warming can be daunting ideas to grasp, and
difficult to know how to begin thinking about. To help envision
the Big Picture, general background
is included on both the science and the politics surrounding the issue
of global warming, including links.
change, globally and locally, stems from the collective impacts of all
of our Individual Choices.
Included is a collection of resources and thoughts on ways you can begin to think
about how choices you make affect climate change in R.I..
does the future have in store for the planet and for human beings given
what we know about climate change and our greenhouse gas emissions? In
Alternatives we examine what the future
might look like , and further ways that we may work to limit our impact
on the planet, and our production of greenhouse gases.
||Throughout the site you
will find these purple bullets, containing questions or issues to
provoke further thought.