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A Paleo Perspective on Global Warming DLESE Reviewed Collection
As part of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association (NOAA) Paleoclimatology Program, information is collected from scientists across the globe to study past climate in hopes of achieving a better understanding of the Earth's past, present and future climate. This site was developed to help educate, inform and highlight the importance of paleoclimate research, as well as to show how paleoclimate research relates to global warming and other important issues of climate variability and change. It explains the details of global warming, why it is studied, and how it relates to climate and weather conditions. The image gallery illustrates how specific variables of global warming are studied and what the findings of this research indicate about changes in environmental conditions.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
    • Abstract / Summary
    • Report
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
  • Environmental science
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Paleontology
  • Policy issues
Technical requirements:
Selected resources require Adobe Acrobat reader.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-641
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
        • Evolution and equilibrium
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Interactions of energy and matter
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Historical perspectives
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'Earth Science Sites of the Week Archive'
This resource is referenced by 'National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Paleoclimatology Program'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Mark Eakin
NOAA Paleoclimatology Program

Publisher: NOAA Paleoclimatology Program