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  • This website informs readers about aviation's role in climate change.
  • Students will learn about the effects aviation has on climate change and the problems with current flying alternatives.
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  • This amazing resource gives clear information about the climate impacts of aviation.
  • A variety of beautiful infographics provide data on why flying is so bad for the environment.
Additional Prerequisites
  • Students should have prior knowledge of climate change and the greenhouse effect.
  • The link to the study by the European Commission on palm oil biofuels is broken.
  • The link to the EU Emissions Trading System is broken.
  • The link to the Aviation Emissions and the Paris Agreement is broken.
  • Groups of students could read about each topic and share their learnings with the class. There are nine topics in total. Topics include "What is the climate impact of aviation?" and "How bad is flying for your carbon footprint?"
  • Economics or government classes could discuss the government's role in aviation.
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There is no contradiction in the article. The resource is recommended for teaching.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
      • D4.7.6-8 Assess their individual and collective capacities to take action to address local, regional, and global problems, taking into account a range of possible levers of power, strategies, and potential outcomes.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-1 Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.
      • HS-ESS3-4 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
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