Artic: The Canary in the Coal Mine The Arctic may seem like a frozen and desolate environment where nothing ever changes. But the climate of this unique and remote region can be both an early indicator of the climate of the rest of the Earth and a driver for weather patterns across the globe. William Chapman explains why scientists often describe the Arctic as the “canary in the coal mine” when it comes to climate change.
Scientists have known for decades that humans were changing the global climate, but CO2 levels continue to rise every year. Why is it so difficult to reduce CO2 emissions? And what are the most promising solutions? There's a game of Tetris happening on a global scale: The playing space is planet Earth, and all those pesky, stacking blocks represent carbon dioxide -- a greenhouse gas that is piling up ever more rapidly as we burn the fossil fuels that run our cars, factories and power plants. Joss Fong outlines how this overload of CO2 leads to climate change and reminds us that, unlike Tetris, we won't get an opportunity to start over and try again. Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that supercharges reading engagement and learning in every subject.
How can climate change impact the future of communities in coastal areas? How can climate change impact the future of communities in coastal areas? Lifelong residents from the Isle de Jean Charles, a tiny island community off the Louisiana coast, are witnessing rising sea levels, stronger storms, and coastal erosion. This lesson will explore the consequences of climate change and how it effects the island's residents who are being forced to leave their homes.
Chasing Ice: What are some unexpected ways climate change might affect us? Acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change and a cynic about the nature of academic research. But through his E...
Climate Change Triggers Monster Debate: Is climate change a major debate in other countries?
23 Shocking Photos Reveal How Bad China’s Pollution Problem Has Become These shocking photos reveal just how bad China's pollution problem has become.
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How climate change deniers got it right — but very wrong Scientific “consensus” on climate change has surged past the famous — and controversial — figure of 97% to more than 99.9%, according to a new study.
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Is climate change too uncertain or too far in the future to affect us now? A few of these opportunistic predators have found new sources of food as their regular sources diminish—but is it enough to save them? Photographer Kerstin Langenberger's picture of a starving polar bear went viral online. Now, scientists weigh in on whether or not climate change is to blame for the emaciated bear. We have to believe what we are witnessing with our own eyes -- floods, fires, melting ice and feverish heat. From smoke-choked Moscow to water-soaked Pakista... Healing the planet starts at home—in your garage, in your kitchen, and at your dining-room table.
What role do you play in all of this? Most climate scientists agree the main cause of the current global warming trend is human expansion of the "greenhouse effect" — warming that results when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from Earth toward space. By Dr. David M.W. Evans "We check the main predictions of the climate models against the best and latest data. Fortunately the climate models got all their m... Examines the science and arguments of global warming skepticism. Common objections like 'global warming is caused by the sun', 'temperature has changed naturally in the past' or 'other planets are warming too' are examined to see what the science really says.
Add your opinion on is a dynamic social community where you can voice your opinion on today’s hottest issues. The agreement between the two world leaders came days after a United Nations report said that climate change is already affecting life on every continent and in the oceans.
A Virtual Field Trip to the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Take a virtual fieldtrip to the center from the comfort of your computer and interact with Haddon as he describes approaches to teaching climate change using...