Decenber 2013/January 2014 Teacher's Guide for Global Climate Change: a reality Check Table of Contents



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Student Questions





    1. According to the article how much has the Earth’s average surface temperature increased in the last century?

    2. The article mentions an 8 inch rise in sea level since 1870. What two climate change factors caused the sea level increase?

    3. Why is 1870 an important time period in any discussion of climate change?

    4. List five changes brought about by climate change.

    5. List the gases that trap heat in the Earth’s atmosphere.

    6. What is the greenhouse effect?

    7. Describe how scientists know what the Earth’s climate was like thousands of years ago, before recorded temperatures?

    8. What is Global Warming Potential (GWP)?

    9. Besides GWP, what other factor helps to predict the overall effect of a greenhouse gas?

    10. What is carbon sequestration?





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