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View Resource Science with NOAA: Atmosphere

This website includes teaching activities that investigate the origins and effects of the greenhouse effect and the effects solar events have on the Earth and its ozone. Includes background information, data, applications, and additional activities. Links to related sites, as well as a wealth of similar NOAA lessons covering a variety of marine and environmental science topics.

View Resource U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has tracked the national trend in greenhouse gas emissions and removals since 1990. This website provides access to the reports they have created since then, and the reports represent the collaborative efforts of hundreds of experts from academic institutions, consultants, and other government agencies. Visitors can download the reports, or take a look at...

View Resource Wetlands and Climate Change

This instructional guide is designed to provide instructors with lecture materials and resources that examine the relationship between wetlands and global climate change. Student objectives, a general lecture outline and a more detailed PowerPoint presentation with instructor notes are provided. The role of wetlands in global carbon budgets and as sources and sinks of greenhouse gases is...

View Resource UCAR: The Greenhouse Effect

This site by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) provides an overview of the earth's atmospheric "greenhouse effect." Diagrams and one short video help present the key ideas. Two related activities are also provided: "What is a Greenhouse?" and "What Factors Impact A Greenhouse?"

View Resource How Humans Change the Atmosphere

This exercise, from the Environmental Science Activities for the 21st Century Project, is designed to introduce students to the idea that human activities can alter the chemistry or gaseous composition of the atmosphere, resulting in a variety of impacts on human health and the environment. Discussion topics include indoor pollution and local (point- or non-point source) pollution. Students will...

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