Climate - Unit 9
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Weather vs. Climate
Forms of energy transfer
Factors that affect Climate
Large bodies of water
Based on what you know about the water cycle and phase changes, how do you think more vegetated regions are affected by the plants? Plants transpire water from their leaves - does this take energy or give energy to the surroundings? What would that do to the climate? Plants also are relatively dark in color and rough, but also provide shade. Lastly, if an area has more water vapor entering the atmosphere, it is also likely to get more precipitation. What do you think?
All about Climate Change:
Are we causing the warming?
Which would you rather pay for?
What would Planet Earth post about humans on its profile? The Earth fast forwards through a virtual relationship with humans but soon starts to ask itself whether it wants to be friends with a species that exploits its natural resources. What do you think about this interactive exercise? What is the morality of the exercise? When looking at Earth from this perspective, does it make you more conscious about the moral consequences of us emitting greenhouse gases and alter the Earth’s natural system?
Effects of Climate Change
Use the button above to see where on Earth will be most impacted and what negative effects global warming will have if we continue "business as usual"
This Climate Time Machine visualizes how complex scientific data on average temperature, ice thickness, sea-level extent and CO2 concentrations have changed in the Earth’s recent history. By selecting various topics, you can go backward and forward in time to explore the degree of change that has occurred or is expected to occur. Given what you have learned about global surface temperature, can you explain why temperatures differ in various parts of the world? What do these visualizations tell us about the potential of increased sea-level rise in the future? In what way do they provide evidence that climate change is already affecting large parts of the world?
Specific effects - videos:
What can be done about it?
Climate Change Project Information
APA citation for project:
Author last name, first initial (Year). Title of article or web page. Retrieved
from www._________._ _ _, Date.
Website name (Year). Title of article or web page. Retrieved from
www.________._ _ _, Date.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (2011). Data Snapshot Details:
Severe Weather Climatology. Retrieved from www.climate.gov, April