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Enviropedia: Introduction to Climate Change
This resource provides an overview of the concept of climate change and discusses past climate changes, as evidenced by sea sediments and sedimentary rock studied by paleoclimatologists. More recently, ice cores, tree rings, and historical records tell of changes such as interglacial periods and the little ice age. Other factors like volcanoes, changes in the Earth's orbit, comets, and meteorites that may alter the energy balance, change the greenhouse effect, or cause climate forcing are also explored in these pages.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information are unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-005-536
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth's history
        • Structure of the earth system
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Origin and evolution of the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Enviropedia
http://www.enviropedia.org.uk/