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What's Up With the Weather?
This resource presents information on global warming and the possible impacts of the melting of the Antarctic ice sheets and the resulting rise in sea level. Materials include a video excerpt, interviews with proponents and skeptics on the issue of global warming, maps and descriptions of how the world's coastlines might change as sea levels rise, and the study of ice cores to reveal climatic conditions in the past. Other topics include consumption, alternatives to fossil fuels, letters from viewers, and links to related sites.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Video
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Climatology
  • Environmental science
  • Policy issues
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2000, PBS Online and WGBH/NOVA/FRONTLINE.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-489
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Public Broadcasting System