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Climate Change

Climate change is a global issue and the USA is a big part of the problem. What can we do to solve it?  You have been introduced to the atmosphere and the greenhouse effect.  There are several heat-trapping gases in our atmosphere, but carbon dioxide is the major concern.  It's related to our average global temperature, which is rising. 

How much carbon dioxide do we have in the atmosphere now? Check out the data on present day levels here. 

Investigate this global issue, citing reliable scientific sources of information for your evidence. 
There are three major questions to guide your investigation.

1. What's the problem?  Describe and understand the issue. Find evidence.Kids Guide to Climate Change Basics - a lot of information can be found through links on this site. Including types of gases, past global climates (with graphs), sources of gases in US, gas emissions globally for the last 15 years.


2. So, what's the significance of this issue? Examine the implications and consequences of climate change. Find data and evidence to support your assertions. You already know that as temperatures rise and ice melts on Earth, the sea levels are rising.  Click here to check our planet's vital signs.

3. Now what can we do?   There are many levels of response and action.  What do you think can be done to help solve the problem?  How can you affect the planet?  Small differences can add up to a big changefind out what you can do in the kitchen.
 
4. The International Conference on Climate Change was in Paris concluding on December 11, 2015.   There were representatives from California in attendance that promised California would reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Write a letter to the governor  that includes your answers to the questions above and come up with a question to ask him about the plans to address this issue in your future.

There's a lot of great information available.  Use these resources to get you started on your investigation.
 
Resources:
Use the sidebar to navigate the subtopics.  There are a lot of the impacts investigated here.

Check out the informative graphs and graphics on Wikipedia .


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