Global warming


  1. Students should be able to describe some of the biological consequences of global warming.
  2. Levels of carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere are increasing, and contribute to ‘global warming’.

Explain that the process of peer review helps to detect false claims and to establish a consensus about which claims should be regarded as valid. Explain that reports of scientific developments in the popular media are not subject to peer review and may be oversimplified, inaccurate or biased. ,

Explain why data is needed to answer scientific questions, and why it may be uncertain, incomplete or not available. Outline a simple ethical argument about the rights and wrongs of a new technology.