In this activity, students will use Google Earth to explore several locations where rapid climate change is occurring. They will:
1. Use Google Earth to explore 5 hotspot locations indicating recent changes in climate patterns.
2. Understand that climate change is not restricted to North America and is happening on a global scale.
3. Understand that climate warming has already caused changes in landscape features such as glaciers and organisms’ habitats.

Investigating Climate Hot Spots with Google Earth