Teaching the Future is an initiative to address the need for reliable authoritative climate-related data for students and teachers.
The Teaching the Future project has reviewed teacher needs, discussed the data issues with climate experts, teacher educators and climate scientists and invited responses from the wider educational community through involvement in the European Commission Education for Climate initiative.
Data dashboards manage information to visually track, assess and displays a range of indicators, metrics and key data points to monitor the situation of a specific process.
Pilot testing of v1 of the Teaching the Future climate data dashboard is under way
A number of errors have been identified and bug fixes have been applied.
We have launched a second version of the data dashboard which is ready for testing – now there are 2 separate data dashboards
D1 – historical climate change data
D2 – predictions of future climate
Please support the project by helping us test the dashboard
You can access the latest version (v2) of the dashboard from
Download the guide/manual for data and dashboard functions
Once you have explored the data, we kindly ask you (including teachers and their students) to complete the short usability survey to help the dashboard development.
Did you find it easy to access?
Was the data easy to navigate?
What features did you like?
What was most challenging?
Here are some activities you could try out
Zoom in to your area/city/region country
Notice how the dashboard information changes
Now find a place nearer the pole – has it changed more or less?
What about the equator or Sahara desert?
What about mountain areas like the Alps? Or Seas like the Mediterranean?
Note you can expand each box and even download the data you selected and export it into Excel for further analysis
These are modelled data for the future based on low, medium or high greenhouse gas emissions
This is explained at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Representative_Concentration_Pathway
Again the likely impact of climate change in the future can be explored using the maps and data
These modelled predictions are the basis of much of our policy developments – the class could discuss the challenges of decision making with future uncertainty
Hoping you find it interesting