Climate Literacy CatalogThis collection of web sites was developed in the Fall of 2008 by Mark S. McCaffrey of CIRES Education and Outreach as a "next step" toward a reviewed and annotated collection of "cream of the crop" high quality digital resources that support the Essential Principles of Climate Literacy. Building on experience gained through the development of the Climate Change Collection, the goal of this phase of the effort is to begin to assemble a catalog of online resources that in the near future will be reviewed i) for scientific accuracy and currency by science experts, ii) for ease of use and appropriateness in educational settings and iii) annotated with any suggestions, concerns or ideas for enrichment and extensions to the resource.
Climate Literacy Principlesshowing only Human Activities and Change Show all Climate Literacy Principles
Climate Literacy Principles Show all Climate Literacy Principles
- Humans Part of Climate System A. Human beings are an integral component of Earth's climate system.
- Human Activities B. Human activities have affected the land, oceans and atmosphere and have altered regional and global climate. These activities include burning fossil fuels, releasing chemicals into the atmosphere, reducing the amount of forest cover, and rapidly expanding farming, development and industrial activity.
- Environmental Impacts C. Some changes resulting from human activities have decreased the capacity of the environment to support various species.
- Burning Fossil Fuels D. The increased burning of fossil fuels since the start of the industrial revolution has increased the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Because carbon dioxide remains in the atmosphere for many years (hundreds to thousands of years) before being removed by natural processes, this has contributed to Earth's warming.
- Increased Temperatures E. The preponderance of scientific evidence indicates that the observed increase in global average temperatures since the latter part of the 20th century is very likely due to documented increases in human-induced greenhouse gas concentrations, primarily from the burning of fossil fuels.
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Coalbed Methane in Wyoming part of SERC Web Resource Collection
US Climate Change Science Program part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Foundation for Water and Energy Education part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Energy: The Issue of Renewables part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Environment Statistics: Carbon Efficiency By Country part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Climate Change: Connections and Solutions, Grades 9-12 part of SERC Web Resource Collection
NSTA :: Climate Change From Pole to Pole: Biology Investigations part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Global Warming Art part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Planet Under Pressure part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Analyzing Greenhouse Gases and Global Temperature Data Over Time part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Climate Change Calculator part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Global Climate Change Briefing Book part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Global Warming Facts and Our Future part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Misconceptions about the Greenhouse Effect part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Studies have shown that both students and the general public possess many misconceptions about the processes involved in the greenhouse effect and ozone depletion. This study, conducted in a mock ...