Transportation’s Impact on Climate Change
This EPA website offers a basic overview of the connection between transportation and global warming. The site also serves as a clearinghouse for many government- sponsored partnerships and programs working to reduce the impacts of global warming.
This site offers a good introduction into the links between transportation and climate change.
A real basic overview of transportation’s impact on climate change—with information about urban sprawl and public health, as well.
This site provides a detailed report from the Pew Center for Climate Change on how transportation contributes to climate change. The site also provides many other resources.
The site covers many topics touched upon in the travel matters site. Follow the climate and transportation links.
This offers a very thorough (200+ pages) look at transportation and its impact on climate change.
While not just a global warming site, the Center for Clean Air Policy offers many resources relating to climate change and transportation.
This is a link to the Department of Transportation. From here, you can access their plan to reduce greenhouse gas emission from the transportation sector.
This site offers a non-partisan analysis of the Bush administration efforts to curb climate change.
This report offers an overview of the policies designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from personal vehicles.
This site offers policy analysis and suggestions relating to transportation and climate change. Recommended for older students.
Alternative Fuels and Fuel Efficiency
All government sites that have information on alternative fuel programs, new technologies, and federal policies to promote the use of alternative fuels.
Brought to you by the Friends of the Earth. This site details the impact that SUVs (and inefficient vehicles in general) have on climate change.
Smart Growth, Transit Oriented Development, and Alternative Forms of Transportation
The Center for Transportation Excellence provides more information about Transportation-Oriented Development and the environmental benefits of transportation.
This site provides information on smart growth and alternative forms of transportation.
Just for Kids
This site provides an interesting look at public transportation systems throughout the world.
Global Warming information, tailored for a younger audience.
See how clean your (or your parent’s car) really is.
Alternative energy information for younger students.
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This EPA site on global warming is made just for kids.
This is a global warming advocacy site designed for students.
A short report that spells out the environmental benefits of public transportation (including its impact on climate change).
A report from National Governor’s Association that views public transportation as a method for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
A report on the linkages between development and transportation.
This link provides an international perspective on the role of transportation in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Links for Teachers: Curriculum, Videos, Books, Resources
Listed below are online curricula, resources, books, and videos on climate change.
This EPA site offers basic information and toolkits on global warming.
This lesson introduces students to arguments that support the science of global warming and those that oppose it.
This lesson plan offers a comprehensive look at global warming, from causes to solutions.
This British website offers fact sheets and teacher resources for climate change and transportation.
This offers seven different lessons on climate change in a variety of subjects.
This website offers a series of five lessons related to global warming for high school and middle school students.
The website of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association offers resources, classes, and networks for teachers.
Online database with Natural Science Curriculum.
A curriculum guide developed by the Union of Concerned Scientists, it is designed to be used with the Global Warming: Early Warning Sign science map that shows the real-life impacts of climate change.
An excellent site for scientific data sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
This website allows access to the resources of the North American Association for Environmental Education.
Also sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this website answers frequently asked questions about global warming.
The educational website of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement, it offers global warming information for everyone from beginners to experts.
Books and Videos (For order or purchase):
Videos and lesson kits that the EPA has available for teachers.
Published by the Aspen Global Change Institute, the Ground Truth Studies is widely used in classrooms across the country.
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