Climate change and intellectual disabilities will cover issues about climate change and how they have impact on life of persons with intellectual disabilities.
Climate change is the long-term alteration of temperature and typical weather patterns in a place. Climate change may cause weather patterns to be less predictable.
Climate changes include global temperature rise, warming oceans, shrinking ice sheet (glaciers), see level rise, extreme weather events (heat waves, cyclones, etc.), ocean acidification.
Other damaging weather events such as more frequent and more intense hurricanes, floods, downpours, and storms have also related to climate change.
Several actions to control climate change are recognized on the global and local level. It is important to follow that actions and be involved to low or prevent climate change.
Moreover, climate change can also have a more significant impact on persons with disabilities who may be at risk when key services and infrastructure are affected; it is therefore particularly important to ensure that the green transition to a climate neutral and resilient society is just and inclusive and involves persons with disabilities.
Through the unit we will try to answer on several questions:
- What means the term climate change?
- How is the climate changing?
- How do people contribute to climate change?
- What are the consequences of these changes for people, but also for the rest of the living world?
- How to stop or prevent climate change?
To achieve the intended outcomes and knowledge in this unit, several activities are proposed by using educational materials, presentations, videos, documents and ICT-based applications for tablets and mobile devices.