Stay Current 2022

-•-2023-12-31. Greta Thunberg ends year with one of the greatest tweets in history. [] By Rebecca Solnit, The Guardian. Excerpt: On 27 December, former kickboxer, professional misogynist and online entrepreneur Andrew Tate, 36, sent a boastfully hostile tweet to climate activist Greta Thunberg, 19, about his sports car collection. “Please provide your email address so I can send a […]

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Staying current for Chapter 7 Articles from 2008–2021 Stay current index page for Chapter 7 { Ecosystem Change Contents } 2021-12-21. Sea spray is belching toxic chemicals back on land. By Elizabeth Gribkoff, Science Magazine. Excerpt: Scientists and policymakers are puzzling over how to get rid of a group of toxic chemicals found in streams […]

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<><><><>2021-12-30. Militaries are among the world’s biggest emitters. This general wants them to go green. By Michael Birnbaum, The Washington Post. Excerpt: [Richard] Nugee was a three-star general at the peak of his career, after a long string of deployments in the world’s conflict zones, including Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanistan. …in the final fight […]

EF4C. Stay Current—How Does the Sun Shine?

Staying current for Chapter 4 {Energy Flow Contents} See the Sun’s Chinese New Year dragon at the Space Weather website. Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) movie of “coronal rain” on the Sun. 2023-12-04. Protecting Power Grids from Space Weather. [] By Rachel Fritts, Eos/AGU. Excerpt: Activity from the Sun, such as solar flares, can cause fluctuations in Earth’s geomagnetic […]

Sources of Support

{ All GSS Books } NIGEC. Development and publication of the Global Systems Science (GSS) series was supported by the Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research Program (BER), U.S. Department of Energy, through the Western Regional Center of the National Institute for Global Environmental Change (NIGEC) under Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC03-90ER61010. Noreen Dowling, Joseph Knox, Linda Ono, and Thomas Suchanek […]

TG A Changing Cosmos

{ All GSS Books } ~{}~ Objectives [] AssessmentGuides for each Chapter: 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 Goal 1: Students acquire beginning skills using HOU Image Processing software so they can start doing astronomy investigations. Goal 2: Students gain familiarity with celestial objects and comprehend […]

TG-PG8-1. Tragedy of the Commons

{ All GSS Books } Garrett Hardin (1968)     At the end of a thoughtful article on the future of nuclear war, J.B. Wiesner and H.F. York concluded that: “Both sides in the arms race are…confronted by the dilemma of steadily increasing military power and steadily decreasing national security. It is our considered professional judgment that […]


{ GSS Teacher Guide Index } { All GSS Books } by Beryl Crowe (1969)reprinted in MANAGING THE COMMONSby Garrett Hardin and John BadenW.H. Freeman, 1977; ISBN 0-7167-0476-5     “There has developed in the contemporary natural sciences a recognition that there is a subset of problems, such as population, atomic war, and environmental corruption, for […]

TG-PG4-1. Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble

{ GSS Teacher Guide Index } { All GSS Books } Introduction It is difficult for students to interpret population trends based on statistics only. A hands-on approach can be used to generate interest in this topic. This activity will involve students in gathering data and using it to develop a survivorship curve for a BUBBLE […]

TG-PG1-1. Cells on the Grow

{ GSS Teacher Guide Index } { All GSS Books } Integrating Biology and Algebra By Dr. Jeffrey Osborn & Antonella Bona (Workshop I) PART B: Cell culture of human fibroblasts Overview  Each of you will be given a flask with cultured human fibroblasts. The fibroblasts are attached to the bottom of the flask. They need to […]