Global Climate Change activities

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Global Climate Change
Climate modeling:
What is a model?
What is a scientific model?
State the variables included in a global climate model.
What are the strengths of climate models?
What are the weaknesses?
In the boxes below, draw in the results of your 3 climate models from the interactive
What happens if we emit 6GtC until 2100?
What would happen if we raise our output to 12GtC?
What happens if we lower our emissions of carbon down to 1 GtC?
Carbon family profiles
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Determine the amount, in pounds, of carbon dioxide produced by four families using the provided
worksheet. Then determine the carbon dioxide production per individual in each family.
Create a bar graph with this data as shown in the PowerPoint.
Which activities had the greatest impact on carbon dioxide production?
Which ones had the least?
What are some actions that can be taken on a global level to curb emissions? Explain how each of them
is helpful.
What are some actions that can be taken on a local level to curb emissions? Explain how each of them
is helpful.
Do you think our carbon emissions will change in the next 50 years? _______________ Why?
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