Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thursday, June 16. 2011

Today's schedule is C-D-B-A

C - Geography 12 - Today we'll look at last week's topic for Thursday and Friday - climate change. We'll examine the possible future for BC and Vancouver Island and see the issues that will confront us with water, drought, landslides, species migration, forest transformation, air quality degredation, glacial retreat, energy disruptions and coastal flooding to name a few.

A & D - Criminology 12 - Today we continue our seminar discussions on the topics you've been researching. Thank you to our presenters who started us off yesterday and I am really looking forward to seeing what Criminological topic you're going to share with the class today. Remember you've got a minimum of five minutes and this is not a stressful situation. Good luck.

B- Earth and Space Science 11 - Today we will continue our work on the Earth & Moon activities that we started Tuesday. I promised and I did not forget so today we'll begin the epically bad movie The Day After Tomorrow.

I do not have enough room to explain all of the errors in meteorology that the movie depicts. Suffice it to say that I pretty much ruined the movie for everyone in the theater when I saw it (groans, laughs, and sniffs of derision!) That being said the graphics are cool and the hail storm in Tokyo made me giggle with delight. The following are some web sites that help you understand why the science is bad!
Weather Underground: The Day After Tomorrow The Day After Tomorrow
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: The Day After Tomorrow
MSNBC: The Day After Tomorrow
National Snow and Ice Data Center
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research: The Day After Tomorrow
USA Today: The Day After Tomorrow

You could even watch the South Park parody Two Days Before The Day After Tomorrow
we'll finish the movie tomorrow.

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