A Paleo Perspective on Global Warming

Mark Eakin, NOAA Paleoclimatology Program

As part of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association (NOAA) Paleoclimatology Program, information is collected from scientists across the globe to study past climate in hopes of achieving a better understanding of the Earth's past, present and future climate. This site was developed to help educate, inform and highlight the importance of paleoclimate research, as well as to show how paleoclimate research relates to global warming and other important issues of climate variability and change. It explains the details of global warming, why it is studied, and how it relates to climate and weather conditions. The image gallery illustrates how specific variables of global warming are studied and what the findings of this research indicate about changes in environmental conditions.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Natural causes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Natural causes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Climate Literacy Principles: Sun Drives Earth System:Orbital Cycles, Life and Climate Are Linked:Holocene Societies, The Nature of Science:Observational Data, Life and Climate Are Linked:Societies Adapt to Climate
Topics: Atmosphere, Climate, Human Dimensions/Resources, Biosphere
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science