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Thermal maximums

Global paleogeographic reconstruction of the Earth during an ice-free period in the late Cretaceous 90 million years ago.

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Video: TED Talks series - David Keith's Unusual Climate Change Idea Last Updated on 2012-08-06 00:00:00 SUMMARY 15:56 minutes TED Talks series, FILMED SEP 2007 • POSTED NOV 2007 • TEDSalon 2007 Hot Science Environmental scientist David Keith proposes a cheap, effective, shocking means to address climate change: What if we injected a huge cloud of ash into the atmosphere to deflect sunlight and heat? GOALS Keith wants to open up discussion on the available climate cooling techniques that science can offer and produce. ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS Watch >> TED Talks: David Keith's Unusual Climate Change Idea Listen >> TED Talks: David Keith's Unusual Climate Change Idea Click Here to Listen to Podcast TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE This material can be used to explore the more unconventional methods for reversing global warming that are being invented and... More »
Podcast: TED Talks series - David Keith's Unusual Climate Change Idea Last Updated on 2012-08-06 00:00:00 SUMMARY 15:56 minutes TED Talks series, FILMED SEP 2007 • POSTED NOV 2007 • TEDSalon 2007 Hot Science Environmental scientist David Keith proposes a cheap, effective, shocking means to address climate change: What if we injected a huge cloud of ash into the atmosphere to deflect sunlight and heat? GOALS Keith wants to open up discussion on the available climate cooling techniques that science can offer and produce. ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS Listen >> TED Talks: David Keith's Unusual Climate Change Idea Click Here to Listen to Podcast TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE This material can be used to explore the more unconventional methods for reversing global warming that are being invented and considered as the Earth continues down a dire... More »