Global warming

Image: Calving Glacier - Global warming? by Len Radin on Flickr.

Global warming has a tremendous influence on climate change, impacting the Earth's air, land and water. These online resources provide information on the causes of global warming and climate change, and the effects. SCIS 1698405

See also: Globalisation

Climate Hot Map

The front page of this website has boxes that can be checked to see the effects of global warming on people, freshwater, oceans, ecosystems and temperature. The site is run by a non-profit organisation of concerned scientists against global warming.

Suggested level: secondary

Climate Change Information
This website by the New Zealand Government has information about climate change and its impact on New Zealand.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

Environmental Protection Agency
This Student's Guide to Climate Change looks at the basics, the impacts and how you can be a part of the climate change solution. The climate change expedition allows you to explore the effects of climate change in various countries around the globe.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate

To discover information on the homework site ManyAnswers, use the search term ‘global warming’.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Climate Kids explore aspects of climate change by playing games, making stuff, watching videos or keeping up to date with what’s in the news about climate change.

Suggested level: primary.

National Geographic
A source of reliable information on likely scenarios of climate change on planet earth. Explore links to watch video’s, quizzes, and see how you can help stop climate change.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Provides news and information on a range of issues associated with climate change ranging from food security and water access to healthy oceans, forest preservation and wildlife protection. Includes an interactive map, which allows you to click on a country to see projected climate impacts.

projected climate impacts.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

World Wildlife Fund
This website presents a range of information on global warming along with explanations of global warming terms.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate

Britannica School Primary offers comprehensive information at the primary and intermediate level. Global Issues in Context and GREENR: Global Reference on the Environment offer information at the secondary level on the topic of ‘global warming’.  School login (username and password) is required.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary


Have you thought about using fiction with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

Why the animals came to town, by Michael Foreman, 2010 (picture book)
Hot air, by Sandrine Dumas Roy, 2013 (picture book)
Global cooling, by David Reiter, 2008 (junior fiction)
Under the weather: stories about climate change, by Tony Bradman, 2009 (junior fiction)
The carbon diaries 2015, by Saci Lloyd, 2008 (YA fiction)
Exodus by Julie Bertagna, 2003 (YA fiction)
Wreckers by Julie Hearn, 2011 (YA fiction)

Global Warming 101 by National Geographic. You Tube. 3.03