One of world's growing humanitarian and international security threats is climate change. Pollution, rising sea levels, and waste accumulation all contribute to the rising costs that are facing people around the globe. Carnegie Council offers resources for students in college and high school to learn about the effects of climate change, and what we need to do to address our changing environment.

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Global Ethics Corner: This short, two-minute multimedia educational series examines political, economic, environmental, and philosophical issues from an ethical perspective. It challenges the reader to analyze social studies phenomena and respond thoughtfully.

This series is great for high school "Do Now" hook writing exercises and accompanying conversations, argumentative writing, and debates. Transcripts are available for students to annotate or for classrooms without multimedia systems.

Short Expert Videos: These short, two to six-minute video clips from academic experts and prominent leaders feature discussions on politics, economics, the environment, and philosophy.

These primary and secondary sources make great complements to lectures and readings. They challenge the student to gain a deeper understanding and explore different positions. It will work well in a college-bound high school or college classroom as well as in the flipped classroom.


Ethics on Film: Discussion of "An Inconvenient Truth"
Al Gore explains the science of global warming, describes its present-day effects, and forecasts what the future may hold in store. We can reverse this trend, he declares, but we are running out of time.

Ethics on Film: Discussion of "The Island President"
As The Island President makes clear, it is impossible to overstate the catastrophic effect global warming will have on the Maldives.

Ethics on Film: Recommendations for Environmental Films


The World According to Monsanto (Book) by Marie-Monique Robin
Robin conducts interviews with the people who were involved with Monsanto's most commercially successful products.*Recommended by a high school student*

Virunga (Documentary)
The mountain gorilla is one of the most endangered species in the world. A group of rangers work to protect them from oil drilling and poachers. *Recommended by a high school student*

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