Climate Change

Climate change is something that is affecting our planet. What do you know about it?

What is Global Warming?

 

Climate change research questions

New Wider World – global warming D. Waugh (2009) The New Wider World. UK: Nelson Thornes

Formal Assessment 2 – Climate change debate

 For the upcoming debate on climate change in China you need to download an save these files:

1. Debate Task Sheet

2. Debate Rubric

3. Debate Character Plan

4. Speech outline

Useful links

US Environmental Protection Agency
The Guardian (UK newspaper)
NOAA
University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit
China.org.cn – National Climate Change Program

Recent articles on China and climate change (2014):

China’s Climate Change Paradox

UN Climate Summit: China pledges emission action

The most recent report to the UN, September 2013, shows the earth has not warmed up since 1998. Some scientists now think there may be a period of Global Cooling, others that the earth is still experiencing climate change.  Find out more about this debate from these links:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/10340408/Climate-change-this-is-not-science-its-mumbo-jumbo.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/10356276/Climate-change-scientists-are-just-another-pressure-group.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24292615

BBC News 5 minute podcast “Humans are to blame for climate change”