Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Climate Change in the Mekong Delta

The In Pictures section of the BBC News is generally a good place to find images and slideshows about current events and other interesting things. Yesterday, In Pictures featured a captioned slideshow about the impact of climate change on people of the Mekong Delta. The slideshow would make an excellent companion to the movie Churning the Sea of Time which chronicles the history of the Mekong Delta. Churning the Sea of Time is available for free from Snag Films.

Applications for Education
Climate Change in the Mekong Delta could be a good way to show students how rising sea levels impact people around the world. After viewing the slideshow you could have students brainstorm about how climate change might effect people in other parts of the world. You could also ask students to brainstorm solutions to the problems facing people in the Mekong Delta.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Rising Sea Levels - A Tale of Two Cities
The Breathing Earth - Interactive Map
View Glacier Melt in Google Earth