What's Happening to our Climate: The Problem

Two short, narrated animations about carbon dioxide and Earth's temperature are presented on this webpage. The first animation shows the rise in atmospheric CO2 levels, human carbon emissions, and global temperature rise of the past 1,000 years; the second shows changes in the level of CO2 from 800,000 years ago to the present.

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Climate Communications

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Best used as an opener or introduction in conjunction with other information or activities.

Helpful resource to use when discussing how we know that Earth's climate is changing.

This is a useful visual presentation of quantitative information. For example, students would have a harder time viewing this information as static graphs.