Kiribati and Climate Change

The following resources will be helpful when studying climate change issues and the island country of Kiribati or others in a similar situation.

5 - 12 Kiribati Project Power Point
Kiribati PP.pptm
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 9.7 MB
Community Education Kiriibati Project Power Point
Kiribati PP adult.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 9.7 MB

Standards Addressed:

Earth Science

Interdependence within the Earth system

Water circulates through the Earth's crust, oceans and atmosphere in what is known as the water cycle.

Identify where water collects on Earth, including atmosphere, ground, and surface water, and describe how water moves through the Earth system using the processes of evaporation, condensation and precipitation.
Earth Science

Human Interaction with Earth Systems
In order to maintain and improve their existence, humans interact with and influence Earth systems.
Describe how the methods people utilize to obtain and use water in their homes and communities can affect water supply and quality

Earth Science
Interdependence Within the Earth system
 Patterns of atmospheric movement influence global climate and local weather.
 Describe how the composition and structure of the Earth's atmosphere affects energy absorption, climate, and the distribution of particulates and gases. For example: Certain gases contribute to the greenhouse effect.

Earth and Space Science
Human Interactions with the Earth Systems
 People consider potential benefits, costs and risks to make decisions on how they interact with natural systems.
Explain how human activity and natural processes are altering the hydrosphere, biosphere, lithosphere and atmosphere, including pollution, topography and climate. For example: Active volcanoes and the burning of fossil fuels contribute to the greenhouse effect.

Human Environment Interaction
The environment influences human actions; and humans both adapt to and change, the environment.
Explain how humans adapt to and/or modify the physical environment and how they are in turn affected by these adaptations and modifications.
For example: Humans cut down a forest to clear land for farming, which leads to soil erosion. Consequently, humans have to use more fertilizer to supplement the nutrients in the soil.


Human Systems
The characteristics, distribution and migration of human populations on the earth’s surface influence human systems (cultural, economic and political systems).
Describe the locations of human populations and the cultural characteristics of Australia/ Oceania.