EPA site webquest

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Name ____________________________________________ Date ________________ Period _________
Use the websites listed to answer the following questions about climate change.
http://www.epa.gov/climatestudents/index.html
Learn the basics
1. List 6 changes around the world that rising global temperatures can lead to?
2. What is the main reason why the Earth’s climate is changing?
3. List the three main greenhouse gases.
4. How do greenhouse gases cause the greenhouse effect?
5. How do we know what the Earth’s climate was in the past?
6. What is the relationship between temperatures and carbon dioxide levels over the last 650,000 years?
7. What is the carbon cycle and how is it affecting climate change?
See the Impacts
1. List three major health concerns of climate change.
2. How does climate change affect plants? Animals?
Think like a scientist
1. List the 11 signs of climate change
2. How do we know the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is increasing?
3. What natural factors have been ruled out as the main cause of today's climate change?
4. What was the main cause for the increase in CO2 levels in the 1700's and 1800's?
Be Part of the Solution
1. How can we combat climate change?
2. List 5 clean energy technologies we can use to fight climate change.
3. What can you do to save energy and fight climate change?
http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/impacts-adaptation/
List the impacts of climate change on the following US regions
US REGION
IMPACT AND ADAPTATIONS
Northwest
Southwest
Great Plains
Midwest
Northeast
Southeast
Alaska
US Tropical
Islands
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