Initial Publication Date: December 12, 2005

Name of Resource: United Nations Vital Climate Graphics
Climate Change Theme: General Information
Sponsoring Organization: United Nations
Intended use: Background information
Intended audience:
Educator and Learners
Average Review Ratings (Poor to Excellent, 1-5 scale): 5 stars

Description: This site provides 40 high quality graphics related to climate and climate change grouped into three sections: intro to climate change, observed climate trends, and potential impacts of climate change. The images are well-designed, accessible to a wide range of audiences, and cover the gamut from climate basics to impacts on human health. Each graphic has a narrative summary and is referenced to the original source. Links to additional climate graphics on the web are included. I highly recommend this site for both teachers and students. (JG)

Summary of Reviews

Reviewer: Carrie Morrill 5 stars
Comments: Background information about climate change, observed trends, and possible impacts. Contains visually-appealing graphics and, for the most part, accurate information. See full review for details on inaccuracies.
Read entire review: link text (Acrobat (PDF) 64kB Jun20 05)

Reviewer:Jack Ganse 5 stars
Comments: This site would be an excellent resource for background knowledge, as a way to interpret graphics and images, and aid in developing a research question, and even preparation for standardized tests.
Read entire review: link text (Acrobat (PDF) 54kB Jun20 05)