Climate Change FAQs
1.What do you find most confusing about climate change?
2.Go to https://climate.nasa.gov/faq/ and see if your question is there. After reading the answer, summarize the following:
a.In your own words, paraphrase the answer.
b.Was the explanation enough, or do you need more information?
c.Was the answer surprising?
3.Go to https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/carbon-dioxide/. There are 5 categories to study: Carbon dioxide, global temperature, arctic sea ice minimum, ice sheets, sea level. Go through each to answer the questions.
a.What year had the lowest sea ice?
b.Greenland’s ice sheet rate of change per year? To visualize the answer, check out the videos here: https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2933/visualizing-the-quantities-of-climate-change/
c.What was the warmest year on record?
d.Study the time series map under global temperature. What part of the Earth has warmed up the most from 1884 to 2019?
e.Where is atmospheric CO2 levels measured?
4.Read the article, “How Scientists Are Coping With ‘Ecological Grief’, by Gaia Vince, published in The Guardian.
a.Is this a primary, secondary, or tertiary source? Explain why.
b.In your own words, describe how climate change has impacted the work, community, or environment of each scientist interviewed.
c.What message did you take away from the experiences of the different scientists?
d.What did you find most surprising from the article.