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Unit 6 Study Guide: Climate Change and You
This study guide provides an opportunity to test your understanding of some of the concepts you have learned, as well as new vocabulary. For each of the questions associated with new vocabulary, provide yourself with an opportunity to try to answer the question before uncovering the clues or the answer. The conceptual questions are designed to prompt discussion and thought on these topics.
New Vocabulary and Terminology
- Describe what "climate change mitigation" means.
- What is "climate change adaptation"?
- What is the HARITA program?
- Describe what a "cool roof" is and how it is related to climate change adaptation.
- What is an "urban hot spot?"
- What is a "polder," where are they found, and how are polders related to climate change?
- Describe the concept of "selective relocation" and how this strategy is being used as a climate change adaptation strategy.
- How does installing a "cool roof" help mitigate (or adapt to) climate change? Do you think that this can be effective on a large scale?
- Is planting trees primarily a climate change mitigation or adaptation strategy? How does planting trees aid in climate change mitigation/adaptation?
- Describe the spectrum of responses of the insurance industry to climate change.
- How might low-lying coastal areas adapt to rising sea level associated with climate change?
- What are some factors that increase a community's vulnerability to flooding?