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Ch 16: ScienceFusion Earth's Water & Atmosphere Unit 4.7: Climate Change

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The Climate Change chapter of this ScienceFusion Earth's Water & Atmosphere Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with climate change. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Climate Change textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the ScienceFusion Climate Change chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the climate change topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Natural climate change influences
  • Factors responsible for repeating climate change patterns
  • Global warming causes
  • Deforestation and desertification
  • The impact of global climate change
  • Political and economic matters tied to climate change

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6 Lessons in Chapter 16: ScienceFusion Earth's Water & Atmosphere Unit 4.7: Climate Change
Natural Causes of Climate Change

1. Natural Causes of Climate Change

Climate change is a complex occurrence with many possible causes. Here we will discuss the natural factors that affect climate change. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

Causes of Repeating Climate Change Patterns

2. Causes of Repeating Climate Change Patterns

Learn about Earth's natural climate cycles, and what causes them, including orbital geometry, solar activity and El Nino. See what you know by taking a quiz.

Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate

3. Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate

Global warming is a multifaceted, complex issue. It involves both natural and human causes that can increase the amount of greenhouse gases. This lesson looks at some of the facts about global warming and how they could contribute to climate change.

Deforestation, Desertification & Declining Biological Diversity

4. Deforestation, Desertification & Declining Biological Diversity

When trees are lost due to deforestation, the result can be a drier climate and desertification or the transformation of the once fertile land to desert. Learn how deforestation and desertification can lead to a decline in biological diversity.

Global Climate Change: Effects and Mitigation Strategies

5. Global Climate Change: Effects and Mitigation Strategies

In this video lesson, you will learn about the potential effects of global climate change. You will also learn how some are working to better understand climate change in order to slow the rate of temperature increase on Earth.

Climate Change: Economic & Political Issues

6. Climate Change: Economic & Political Issues

Learn about the economic and political issues related to both acting and failing to act to reduce climate change. What are the costs involved? And how has climate change been used as a political issue?

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