Topic 2 Climate change is harmful for us

Self-Directed Learning Activity

Activity Title/Topic:Assessment of your activities that contribute to climate change.
Duration of Activity:This self-directed learning is planned for a total duration of 90 minutes
Learning Outcome:At the end of this activity, you should be able to recognise how human activities are contributing to climate change, recognise how they are damaging us and how you can seek solutions to minimise their negative effects.
Materials Required:Mandatory: paper and writing material (alternatively, it can be done on a computer). Optional: coloured pencils/colouring pens.
Aim of Activity:Assess how human activities are intensifying climate change and how our actions are damaging us, so that you can reflect and find solutions to minimise its negative effects.

Step-by-step instructions:

Analyse the article “Climate change“ (, focusing on the following aspects:

  • Actions needed to limit warming to 1.5˚C.
  • The importance of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, in particular CO2, to control the increase in air temperature.
  • The importance of the involvement of all actors to achieve this.

After reading, search the internet on your favourite search engine and select two articles with opposing thoughts on the role of human activities in climate change: one that refers to human activities as its main cause and one that refers to other reasons for the climate change, we observe today.

On a sheet of paper, summarise the information collected, in bullet points, in a two-column list (you can use different colours in each column if you want) with the main points of view of the two positions.

Based on your reflection resulting from the previous three steps, prepare a short note, of no more than one A4 page, summarising your views on the role of human activities in climate change and the detrimental effects it has on the planet and our species.

After finalising and revising your short note, we suggest you post it on the Facebook page of the TAKE IT project: Then, follow the comments and get involved in the discussion.

Based on what you have already learned about climate change and the outcome of your reflection, tick three actions you think you can take in order to contribute to minimising the negative effects of climate change.