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Ch 19: The Ozone Layer, Climate Change & Air Pollution

About This Chapter

Watch this chapter's lessons to learn about climate change and the natural and man-made factors that are causing it. Get the facts on the thinning ozone layer and air pollution, and discover how we can mitigate the damage.

The Ozone Layer, Climate Change & Air Pollution - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's video lessons to learn about the causes of climate change, and explore what can be done to mitigate their impact. Our instructors will describe what the ozone layer does and why its thinning is harmful. Another lesson explores the causes and types of air pollution.

You will see what determines the climate in a region and look at how global climate change is occurring. After viewing these lessons, you should be ready to:

  • Detail the importance of the ozone layer
  • List some factors that contribute to climate change
  • Describe the natural factors that determine climate in a particular area
  • Outline the atmospheric causes of global warming and global warming's effect on climate
  • Analyze global climate changes and strategies for minimizing harmful factors
  • Name sources and types of air pollution

You can watch these lessons and take the brief quizzes that accompany them on a computer or mobile device anytime you have a few minutes to spare. Our lessons include written transcripts that allow you to read along with the instructor. Key topics are highlighted, and you'll find links to related courses that offer more information.

6 Lessons in Chapter 19: The Ozone Layer, Climate Change & Air Pollution
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The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

1. The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

In this lesson, you will learn the importance of the ozone layer and how it is depleted. You will also study the research and policy that has been instrumental in its recovery.

Factors Involved in Climate Change

2. Factors Involved in Climate Change

Our Earth's climate has changed many times in her 4.5 billion year lifetime. Discover the multiple factors that influence these changes and test your understanding with a short quiz.

Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate

3. Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate

Climate is influenced by factors like atmosphere, ocean currents, landforms and plate tectonics. This lesson explains how these effects affect our weather patterns, which determine climate.

Global Warming: Atmospheric Causes and Effect on Climate

4. 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.

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.

What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

6. What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

In this video lesson, you will learn about the sources and types of air pollution. You will be able to identify the six classes of air pollutants identified by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air Act of 1970.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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