What is Climate?—Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Chapter 1

In 1896, Svante Arrhenius discovered the connection between human carbon dioxide emissions and global warming. Over 100 years later, it is worse than he predicted, yet the science continues to support his findings. Now we know there are many factors that affect climate, and human pollution is currently one of the largest. The first video in a seven-part series explains where the evidence of climate change comes from and how scientists verify it. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss why it is important that scientists from different countries have the same results and conclusions
  • Research Svante Arrhenius and his Nobel Prize-winning discovery
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of interpreting a trend on a graph
Pros

  • Comments are disabled, so there is no fear of inappropriate content showing
  • Shows photographs and data graphs related to the content
Cons

  • None
Common Core