Richard Alley, Environmental Literacy and Inquiry Working Group, Lehigh University
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- Use this video with Richard Alley in conjunction to any of the other CLEAN selected resources about the Earth's energy balance, carbon dioxide and the Greenhouse effect.
About the Science
- This short video explains the simple physics of how the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere cause Earth to warm.
- It shows graphs of carbon dioxide and global mean temperature over hundreds of thousands of years without an explanation of how these graphs were developed or how these data are causally related.
- Comments from expert scientist: Strengths include the clear verbal message and use of animated graphics.
About the Pedagogy
- The presenter is engaging and the graphics are colorful and fun.
- There is background material on the main website - http://www.ei.lehigh.edu/eli/cc/index.html.
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