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
Global 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 human contributions.
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.
There 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, and
glacial changes are ongoing. Climate models also provide new insights
on a daily basis.
It 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.
The 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
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New York 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.
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 breakup.
Ice on Lake Erie March 16,
Hot Is It?
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 A 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
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.
NEO -- 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 mathematically impossible.
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 this site.
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
International Energy AnnualUse this site to find out how much carbon
dioxide different countries emitted into the atmosphere during the past
10 years by burning fossil fuels.
From English Online
Climate Visualization 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 movement.
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
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
A Delicate Balance: Signs of
Change in the 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 Earth.
Video - Massive Antarctic ice sheet collapses with