Please visit the following websites in order to further
your knowledge about Earth's Global Warming.
The research has been done and organized it for you into content areas.
Because Global Warming is such a Hot Topic, there are so many
good sites out there so it is impossible to list them all. These links
should give you a good head start into understanding the issue of global
warming as well as providing leads for further research, should in depth
investigation be the purpose that brought you to this page.
IS IT SO HOT? by Margie Calderon and Jenny Rosario
This site will assess the following issues:
Explore and understand what global warming is.
List at least 3 causes of global warming.
Describe the greenhouse effect.
Make at least 3 predictions about what could happen if global warming
Describe what people can do to slow down global warming.
Many links are provided that will take you on to even more sources of
information. A good beginning!
Greenhouse Gases and Society: another excellent site that covers many
aspects of Global Warming, including the greenhouse gases, causes and
effects of global warming. Excellent charts, graphs and diagrams help
Greenhouse Effect Versus Global Warming
By definition, the "Greenhouse Effect" is the warming of the
earth’s surface and lower atmosphere as a result of carbon dioxide and
water vapor in the atmosphere, which absorb and re-radiate infrared radiation.
This process is what makes planet Earth habitable for life.
This is a good thing! See: Global
Warming: These Truths We Hold Self-Evident
However, "Global Warming" is a "runaway"
greenhouse effect where the earth's temperatures heat up too
much, beyond levels in our recorded history. It is inexorable warm
up of the planet Earth due to the emission of man-made Carbon Dioxide
and other gases.
Early Warning Signs Covers heat waves, sea level rise, melting of
glaciers and Polar ice. Also discusses the effects Global Warming will
have on people and the environment. Well done.
(This link is also listed under "Effects Of Global Warming".
In December 1997, after two weeks of intense negotiation, a historic
international environmental agreement to address global warming
was reached that includes legally binding emission reductions for
the first time.
Save The Rainforests! Go to my other Earth Issues site on RAINFORESTS
and read how you canhelp save these critical contributors
to the healthy state of our planet. Just a click of your mouse can save
precious rainforest acreage!
For Teachers and Students
LEARN by playing the interactive "Global
Warming Game" that appears here. Educational for adults
and children alike.
(This page also links to other global warming games).
Warming is an interactive online lesson that will educate students
about this highly debated environmental issue". Excellent ideas
for presentation of this topic to students in grades 9-12. Looks at
both sides of the debate: the believers and the skeptics and presents
the facts clearly.
Here is another site, more comprehensive than the one above, where
teachers can find resources, lesson plans and activities on "Global
Warming", grades K-12. Includes plans from Discovery.com
and also The New York Times On The Web Learning Connections sites.