Climate Change Collection > 29

Name of Resource: Analyzing Greenhouse & Global Temperature Data Over Time
Climate Change Theme: Greenhouse, Carbon
Sponsoring Organization: NASA
Intended use: Background Material, Learning Activity
Intended audience: Educators and Learners
URL: http://topex-www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/activities/ts1pcac1.pdf
Average Review Ratings (Poor to Excellent, 1-5 scale): 4 stars

Description: In this exercise, students plot the concentrations of several greenhouse gases through time. The exercise is limited in scope, but could be expanded and made more useful...(CM)

Summary of Reviews

Reviewer: Carrie Morrill 4 stars
Comments: Some of the background information is out-of-date. In particular, it is stated that scientists are not certain that there is a connection between increased greenhouse gases and rising temperatures. Now, most scientists are certain of this.
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Reviewer: Ellen DeBacker 4 stars
Comments: Does not have students do any work with global temperature data, just greenhouse gas data up to 1990. Should have data to current, and would be good if had data going back earlier as available.
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