This resource provides five different climate change risk reports (built infrastructure, critical assets, natural and working lands, public health, and vulnerable populations) for every city in New Jersey.
The reports provide a wide variety of data, graphs, and links to various interactive maps.
The reports do a good job of explaining the potential climate change risks that are specific to the cities in New Jersey.
The reports provide demographic information and a number of public health metrics to help cities protect their most vulnerable populations.
Students should be familiar with the subject of climate change and should understand that climate change risks will vary depending on whether or not humans are able to stop emitting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Cross-curricular connections could be made between social studies, science, health, and math classes. This resource shows how climate change affects all areas of life for New Jerseyans.
English language arts could have students read the five snapshots for their municipality. Students could use the information to write a paragraph explaining the main risks of climate change in their community.
This resource screenshots and maps the impact of climate change on built infrastructure in New Jersey. It provides a good understanding on the potential climate risk to enable households to respond to stress through creating site-specific adaptation plans and climate solutions. This resource is recommended for teaching.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 2: Civics
D2.Civ.1.9-12 Distinguish the powers and responsibilities of local, state, tribal, national, and international civic and political institutions.
Dimension 2: Geography
D2.Geo.9.9-12 Evaluate the influence of long-term climate variability on human migration and settlement patterns, resource use, and land uses at local-to-global scales.
Dimension 3: Gathering and Evaluating Sources
D3.2.6-8 Evaluate the credibility of a source by determining its relevance and intended use.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ETS1: Engineering Design
HS-ETS1-1 Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.