Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change: Human Health - Beyond the Bite: Mosquitoes and Malaria


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This activity explores one potential impact of climate variability and change on our health by studying the increased spread of malaria. Designed to teach through scientific inquiry, the activities seek to stimulate thought about the long-term impact of a warmer planet. This resource responds to national education standards in the English language arts, geography, social studies, mathematics, and science.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Oceanography, Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Biology
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Climate Literacy Principles: Life and Climate Are Linked, Human Activities and Change:Increased Temperatures
Topics: Atmosphere, Biosphere, Ocean, Climate, Human Dimensions/Resources
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric ScienceKeywords: Climate, Greenhouse Effect, Ecosystems and Environmental Change, Effect of Global Warming, Organisms - Adaptations to their Environments, Climate Variability, El Nino/La Nina, Human Health and Global Environmental Change