1.2 - Climate Change Impacts


Climate change is a global problem that affects all aspects of the environment. This activity explores how climate change can impact entire ecosystems and reduce the Earth's biological productivity.


From the list provided by your teacher, select a plant or animal and do some research on them. Be sure to answer the following questions:

  • What do they eat to survive?
  • Who are their predators?
  • What kind of habitat do they live in?
Using Handout 1.2 A: Climate Change Scenarios, research and investigate how your plant/animal would be affected by each of the climate change scenarios.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the concepts of ecosystem, biodiversity, interdependence, and carrying capacity.
  • To appreciate how climate change can impact different components of an ecosystem.

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