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Understanding Climate Change: A Primer
Produced by the Woods Hole Research Center, The Warming of the Earth introduces the concept of global warming through the following topics: the greenhouse effect, scientific evidence, the culprits, potential outcomes, what the skeptics don't tell you, and the Kyoto Protocol. The text relies heavily on reports published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Throughout the website, additional, but intimately related resources can be accessed through linked material. Examples include a link to the IPCC and a letter written by 2400 scientists to President Clinton. Several diagrams exist depicting the rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and related atmospheric warming over the past several decades.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Index / Bibliography
    • Report
  • Climatology
  • Environmental science
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
  • Policy issues
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright The Woods Hole Research Center, 2002. All Rights Reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-692
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Woods Hole Research Center