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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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  • Case Study: Extreme Heat on the Rise Featured Case Study Case Study: Extreme Heat on the Rise Case Study: Extreme Heat on the Rise

    SUMMARY In August of 2003, this headline and many others just like it flashed across the front pages of newspapers and television news stations all over the world. By the... More »

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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 »
Video: TED Talks series - Rob Dunbar: Discovering Ancient Climates in Oceans and Ice Last Updated on 2012-07-26 00:00:00 SUMMARY 18:15 minutes TED Talks series, FILMED APR 2010 • POSTED SEP 2010 • Mission Blue Voyage Rob Dunbar hunts for data on our climate from 12,000 years ago, finding clues inside ancient seabeds and corals and inside ice sheets. His work is vital in setting baselines for fixing our current climate -- and in tracking the rise of deadly ocean acidification. GOALS Dunbar uses marine research and findings to explore how the ancient climates and composition of the Earth can be used to help explain the science behind the climate crisis.   ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS Corals are instrumental-quality recorders of change in the water. Our thermometers only take us back 50 years or so here. The coral can take us back hundreds and thousands of years." (Rob Dunbar) Watch >> TED Talks:... More »
Podcast: TED Talks series - Rob Dunbar: Discovering Ancient Climates in Oceans and Ice Last Updated on 2012-07-26 00:00:00 SUMMARY 18:15 minutes TED Talks series, FILMED APR 2010 • POSTED SEP 2010 • Mission Blue Voyage Rob Dunbar hunts for data on our climate from 12,000 years ago, finding clues inside ancient seabeds and corals and inside ice sheets. His work is vital in setting baselines for fixing our current climate -- and in tracking the rise of deadly ocean acidification. GOALS Dunbar uses marine research and findings to explore how the ancient climates and composition of the Earth can be used to help explain the science behind the climate crisis.    ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS Corals are instrumental-quality recorders of change in the water. Our thermometers only take us back 50 years or so here. The coral can take us back hundreds and thousands of years." (Rob Dunbar) Listen >> TED... More »
Activity: Last Glacial Maximum - CLEAN Last Updated on 2012-07-09 00:00:00 SUMMARY Activity takes two class periods. Computers with Internet access required. This activity has been selected for inclusion in the CLEAN Collection based on the following review comments: In this activity for undergraduates, students explore the CLIMAP (Climate: Long-Range Investigation, Mapping and Prediction) model results for differences between the modern and the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) and discover the how climate and vegetation may have changed in different regions of the Earth based on scientific data. GOALS Goals by activity author: This set of animations and interactive simulations from the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University help students develop an understanding models used to understand the Earth System. Students consider the types of data that need to be included in a climate model, looking at inputs and outputs... More »