Climate Challenge

Columbia University and the National Oceangraphic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) invite you to our climate challenge. Join us in exploring the social, economic, and environmental aspects of climate change!

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What Do You Know About Climate Change?

What do you know about climate change science? Put your climate knowledge to the test with this quiz!

  1. What is the primary source of energy for Earth's climate system?
  2. Why are greenhouse gases like CO2 & methane important to Earth's climate?
  3. … and 9 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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How Does Climate Change Impact the Ocean?

Did you know that our ocean is impacted by climate change? Play this quiz to learn how!

  1. … and 9 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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How Does Climate Change Impact Energy & Transportation?

Do you know how climate change is affecting our energy providers and transportation networks? Play this quiz to learn how this impacts us!

  1. What % of greenhouse gases do we emit from driving, flying & other forms of transportation?
  2. As the climate changes, consumption of energy in the US is expected to change
  3. How can extreme events like hurricanes, drought, & wildfires impact energy infrastructure?
  4. … and 9 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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How Does Climate Change Impact Where We Live?

Did you know that climate change can impact where we live? Play this quiz to learn about how rural communities and cities will be affected!

  1. … and 10 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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How Does Climate Change Impact Our Food & Water?

Did you know that our basic necessities for life, including food and water, are impacted by climate change? Play this quiz to learn how!

  1. … and 10 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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How Does Climate Change Impact Our Health?

Did you know that our human health is impacted by our external environment? Play this quiz to learn about how climate change can influence our health!

  1. More frequent & intense extreme heat is projected; health concerns related to heat waves are:
  2. Which type of community is most vulnerable to health risks during extreme temperature events?
  3. … and 11 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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How Does Climate Change Impact Ecosystems?

Did you know that our ecosystems are impacted by climate change ? Play this quiz to learn how!

  1. Which of these water pollutants is increased with heavy rainfall events?
  2. … and 10 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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How Does Climate Change Impact the Arctic & Antarctic?

The polar regions are particularly vulnerable to climate change, but how does that affect us? Play this quiz to find out!

  1. … and 10 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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What Can We Do About Climate Change?

What actions can we take to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change? Many of these actions can also improve public health, the economy, and quality of life.

  1. … and 10 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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Take the Survey! What Do You Think About Climate Change?

We want to know what you think about climate change! Take this survey about your climate change beliefs, behaviors, risk perceptions, and opinions on policy support

  1. Do you think that climate change is happening?
  2. … and 15 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.

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The Columbia University and NOAA Climate Challenge

This article was written by Columbia University.

Columbia University and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) joined forces to produce this Kahoot! Climate Challenge, a series of Kahoot! quizzes to test your knowledge of climate change. The nine quizzes focus on how climate change will impact our communities, transportation systems, and other areas important to all of us, including a quiz on what each of us can do to alleviate and adapt to our changing climate. Our starting point is the 2014 National Climate Assessment. Be sure to take the survey at the bottom of our quiz set to share with us your thoughts about climate change. Good luck, and have fun!

Columbia University, NOAA and Kahoot! are partnering up to take on Climate Change

About Columbia University

Columbia University in the City of New York is one of the world’s most important centers of research and a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. It supports research and teaching on global issues, and creates academic relationships with many countries and regions. The University is home to the Earth Institute, a center that combines education and research in the physical and social sciences to identify and develop practical solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges. The largest research institute of Columbia’s Earth Institute is Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, home to some of the world’s leading Earth and climate research scientists. By bringing together Lamont’s physical scientists with Earth Institute experts on policy, public health and law, the Earth Institute works toward sustainability and solutions.

NOAA’s mission of science, service and stewardship spans from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean. At NOAA, science is used to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts. From supercomputers and state-of-the-art models to observations, outlooks and assessments (like the National Climate Assessment), NOAA provides data, tools, and information to help people understand and prepare for climate variability and change. NOAA Climate.gov is a source of timely and authoritative scientific data and information about climate. Climate.gov’s goals are to promote public understanding of climate science and climate-related events, to make our data products and services easy to access and use, to provide climate-related support to the private sector and the Nation’s economy, to serve people making climate-related decisions with tools and resources that help them answer specific questions, and to support teachers with reviewed learning activities and curriculum materials, multi-media resources, and professional development opportunities for formal and informal educators who want to incorporate climate science into their work.

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