Science is a new way to teach middle
school science. It is an award-winning,
standards-based program in which
newsworthy events establish the relevance
of science topics; authentic tasks create
the need-to-know more about those topics;
and lively interviews, photographs, Web
pages, and inquiry-based science
activities create a desire to know more
about those topics.
Warming? is an Event-Based Science
module about climate and climate change.
It uses television news coverage of
flooding in Savannah, Georgia, and other signs
of climate change to establish the context
for the study. The task in Global
Warming? places students in the roles
of participants in a UN-sponsored
international conference. They will
acquire then use their knowledge of
climate, greenhouse effect, and sea-level
rise as they analyze evidence of warming
and make recommendations for reducing
As with all Event-Based
Science modules, much of the information that
students need is provided in the pages of Global
Warming?. However, more information is needed. Current and
historic data about greenhouse gas concentrations, temperature
trends, and climate will add
to the authenticity of your study.
Below are some World-Wide Web
sites where data available. Click on
the highlighted words and be linked with sites
where data and other helpful information can be found.
is no doubt that during the past one hundred years
Earth has grown warmer. Also we know that human
activities emit gases into the atmosphere, some of
which are known to influence the world's climate. At
the same time, our knowledge of the role that these
emissions play relative to Earth’s natural climate
cycles is still being investigated. Scientists all
over the world are working to better understand
climate change and its impact on life on Earth.
Their studies of tree rings, seabed samples, ice
cores, glacial changes are ongoing. Climate models
also provide new insights on a daily basis.
is our belief that issues of Global Warming and
Global Climate Change provide students with an
opportunity to experience firsthand the true nature
of science. The worst thing that a science teacher
can do is present Global Warming as an issue that
has been settled.
EBS Institute does not take a position on this
issue. On this EBS Institute webpage you will find
links to the latest research, and links to
commentary by experts with different points of view
on all aspects of climate change. If you know of a
position that is not being represented please
contact us at GlobalWarming@ebsinstitute.com
Times In his New York Times
column for the first day of the new year, In
2008, a 100 Percent Chance of Alarm,
columnist John Tierney took a close look at the
global warming debate and found that the climate
change scenario being peddled by Al Gore and his
followers is anything but settled scientific fact.
2014 Great Lakes
Ice Cover Greatest in 35 Years
The 2014 winter was one of
the coldest in decades in the US mid-west.
As a result, the ice cover on the
Great Lakes peaked at 92.2% on March 6... the most widespread ice
cover in 35 years.
On March 16, 2014, NASA scientist and long-time
private pilot Dr. Dorothy K. Hall flew EBS
Institute personnel over Lake Erie to photograph the
record-setting ice just before spring
Ice on Lake Erie
March 16, 2014
Just How Hot Is
Links to Global
Warming! related WEB Sites
(Links are checked monthly. They were working on
the day of the last update.)
Science Behind Climate Change
PowerPoint Presentation developed
by Professor Michael Wysession, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Washington University,
St. Louis, MO.
Senate Report: Scientists Dispute Man-Made Global Warming ClaimsOver 400 prominent scientists
from more than two dozen countries recently voiced significant
objections to major aspects of the so-called consensus on man-made global warming.
These scientists, many of whom are current and former participants
in the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC ),
criticized the climate claims made by the UN IPCC and former Vice
President Al Gore.
of Earth adds Climate change collection. The Collection is
anchored by an electronic version of the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change Nobel Prize-winning reports. It also
includes articles by climate experts, biographies of individuals who
have made important contributions to climate science and policy, a
timeline of key events in the history of climate science and policy,
a climate glossary, and much more. Scientists, educators,
environmental professionals and concerned citizens should find the
Collection to be an invaluable resource.
Momentum Shifting: Many former believers in catastrophic
man-made global warming have recently reversed themselves and are
now climate skeptics. The names included below are just a sampling
of the prominent scientists who have spoken out recently to oppose
former Vice President Al Gore, the United Nations and the media-driven
consensus on man-made global warming.
-- NASA Earth Observations Their mission is to help you picture
climate change and environmental changes happening on our
home planet. Here you can search for and retrieve satellite
images of Earth. Download them; export them to GoogleEarth;
order/retrieve NASA data with a click. Tracking regional and
global changes around the world just got easier!
CarbonTrackerNOAA scientists have created a new
tool to monitor changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide by region and
source. The tool, called CarbonTracker
uses a larger concentration of observations combined with a
sophisticated computer model to create an accurate assessment of
greenhouse-gas increases and decreases. The data are still sparse,
but should grow as more monitoring sites become available.
Temperature Doesn't Exist News about global warming often
includes the latest global temperature. Now, Bjarne Andresen,
a professor at The Niels Bohr Institute at the University of
Copenhagen, says that there is no such thing as a global
temperature. He says the concept is both thermodynamically and
Protocol The Kyoto Protocol is an agreement made under the
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Countries that ratify this protocol commit to reduce their emissions
of carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases, or engage in
emissions trading if they maintain or increase emissions of these
gases. All solutions proposed at the Kyoto Summit can be found at
Only an insignificant fraction
of scientists deny the global warming crisis. The time for debate is
over. The science is settled. (Vice President Al Gore) Not true
according to this article in Canada's Financial
AnnualUse this site to find out how much
carbon dioxide different countries
emitted into the atmosphere during the
past 10 years by burning fossil
From English Online
This is a great site that allows students to
graph and download data from the World's Weather
Data Archive. Send your students here to
search for evidence of global warming. Don't be surprised if they have
trouble finding strong evidence.
TrendsThe rate of mean sea level rise or fall has
been determined for 117 long-term water level stations.
The linear trend at a coastal location is a combination of
global sea level rise and any local vertical land
Rise This site from the Center for the Remote
Sensing of Ice Sheets provides products for visualizing
sea-level rise and its effects. It includes static maps,
map animations, and layers viewable in Google Earth.
LopsidedPlanetRead about how global warming might make Earth
ArchiveThis chart shows the annual average of daily
sunspot readings beginning in 1700. The numbers
are compiled from measurements made by a
worldwide network of cooperating
observatories. Open this file with Microscope Excel.
Delicate Balance: Signs of Change in
TropicsLast year, climate scientists at
NASA's Langley Research Center found
that over the past 15 years,
progressively more thermal radiation
has been escaping the atmosphere
above the tropics and progressively
less sunlight has been reflecting
off of the clouds. The discovery has
brought into question many theories
and climate models regarding the
interaction of solar energy with the
- Massive Antarctic ice sheet collapses with global