Graphics you and your students can use in climate change presentations
Submitted by Shawn Reeves
The United Nations Environment Programme's Global Resource Information Database (UNEP/GRID) hosts a collection of informative materials we are free to use in our classrooms.
GRID information is developed and hosted at several "nodes" around the world, including Sioux Falls, Idaho (U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation Systems), and Arendal, Norway, where there are hundreds of files, of varying age, you can use.
Be sure to read the instructions on how to acknowledge sources when using these. Each graphic lists usage restrictions, for example:
"Using the graphics and referring to them is encouraged, and please use them in presentations, web pages, newspapers, blogs and reports.
For any form of publication, please include this link:
Please give the cartographer/designer/author credit (in this case Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal) and give full recognition to the data sources used in the graphic.
Feel free to feature links to this page, or other pages on this site, but please refrain from linking to the actual graphics files directly, if possible (i.e. inline linking).
Re-publishing the full resolution version of the graphics (high-quality png and pdf), un-modified, as digital files for download requires approval from UNEP/GRID-Arendal (use this form).
We do appreciate if you have the possibility to send us a copy of any printed publications featuring our graphics. See the UNEP/GRID-Arendal contact page for mailing address."
The following is a partial list, some servers on GRID currently not working. The first link is a good place to start.
United States: http://na.unep.net/