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Human Activity and Climate Change

The concentrations of greenhouse gases GHG are increasing. The emissions are not uniformly distributed globally. Most of the emissions come from the more developed countries, where power generation, power consumption, and living standards are highest. In this activity, students will examine graphs of GHG emissions and their increases associated with human activity. They will focus on CO2, CH4, N2O, CFCs, and O3. Students will calculate some personal contributions to CO2 emissions.
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        Students will be able to identify sources of the major greenhouse gases and identify current trends in atmospheric concentrations.

     Students will be able to calculate greenhouse gas emissions on personal and larger scales.

      From The National Center for Atmospheric Research and the UCAR Office   of Programs                                                                    http://www.ucar.edu/learn/1_4_2_20t.htm

     

     

     

     

Standards:
9.8 D 23
9.9 D 26
D INQ 2
D INQ 8
D INQ 9
D INQ 10
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