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Global warming -- Environmental aspects

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View Resource NASA Earth Observatory: Will Runaway Water Warm the World?

This website offers NASA's Earth Observatory newest feature -- an educational module about global warming. Beginning with a recap of the tremendous heat wave that struck Europe in the summer of 2003, the website proceeds with an educational discussion about the interaction between water vapor and other greenhouse gases and the atmosphere. Users can learn about climatic modeling and some...

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WaterVapor/
View Resource Recent Scientific Reports Focus on Potential Climate Change in Europe and California

There is significant debate among scientists on the nature of global warming, with some pointing to increased temperatures as being merely indicative of long-range climatic change that has gone on for thousands and thousands of years across the planet. Others point to the disruptive effects that human activity has on the atmosphere, and continue to call for a global effort to mitigate the effects...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2004/0820
View Resource National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC): Antarctic Glaciers Accelerating in Response to 2002 Ice Sheet Collapse

This National Snow and Ice Data Center's (NSIDC) press release at this website addresses the new findings of Antarctic glacial melting. Students and educators can learn how satellite images assist scientists in studying Earth's changes. Visitors can find a map of the study area, images of the ice sheet, and a tutorial explaining why glacial melting has accelerated. The website offers an abstract...

http://nsidc.org/news/newsroom/20040921_glacier_acceleration...
View Resource SPARC: Stratospheric Processes and their Role in Climate

Stratospheric Processes and Their Role in Climate (SPARC), a key project of the World Climate Research Programme, was created in 1992 "to consolidate knowledge on the role of the stratosphere in climate and develop understanding of the processes involved." The website provides an outline of the SPARC organization and its initiatives. Students and educators can learn about the major influence...

http://www.atmosp.physics.utoronto.ca/SPARC/index.html
View Resource Pew Center on Global Climate Change: Observed Impacts of Global Climate Change in the U.S.

This recently released report from the Pew Center on Global Climate Change "reviews the broad range of ecological changes that have occurred in response to human induced changes in the global and U.S. climate." The 67-page report, authored by Camille Parmesan of the University of Texas-Austin and Hector Galbraith of the University of Colorado-Boulder, is available in portable document format. The...

https://www.c2es.org/
View Resource Sila: Clue in to Climate Change

Understanding climate change can be examined through a number of lenses, including both rigorous scientific inquiry and through the perspective of persons living in various areas which happen to be undergoing significant climatic transitions. This website, sponsored by the Canadian Museum of Nature, examines climate change in the Arctic, and takes its inspiration from the Inuktitut word "sila",...

http://www.nature.ca/sila/
View Resource Canada's Action on Climate Change

At this Government of Canada website, visitors can "learn about the science, impacts and adaptation to climate change and how individuals, governments, businesses, industry and communities take action by reducing greenhouse gas emissions." Through maps, graphs, and clear text, users can learn the basics of climate change and the greenhouse gases. The website details many of the ecological,...

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/environment/weather/climat...
View Resource Experiment Shows That Poison Ivy Will Grow More Potent as Earth Becomes Warmer

Poison ivy to grow more noxious as Earth warms http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/14697360.htm Unlikely Fan of Global Warming: Poison Ivy [Real Player] http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5440235 Poison Ivy: treatment options http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/poison-ivy/DS00774 Outsmarting Poison Ivy and its...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2006/0602
View Resource Reports from a Warming Planet

Never afraid to take on controversial topics, American RadioWorks has recently released this special report on the early signs of climate change. For this particular report, they brought together a team of eleven young reporters who were led by noted environmental journalist Sandy Tolan. Their assignment was to identify different places around the world where global warming was making changes to...

http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/earlysign...
View Resource Frontline: Hot Politics

While scientists have been talking about global warming for several decades, attempting to get politicians of different political stripes to act on these pressing matters has been frustrating for many people. This provocative and thoughtful documentary from Frontline takes a look at the "political decisions that have prevented the United States government from confronting one of the most serious...

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/hotpolitics/
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