CLEAN Interactive Webinars for Secondary Level Educators
Human activities are impacting the climate system
February 16, 2012
by Robert K. Kaufmann, Scientist, Boston University
and Elizabeth Youngman, Educator
Human Activities webinar 6 recording (MP4 Video 355.9MB Feb27 12)
Note: This webinar has already taken place.
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Goal - To examine the role of greenhouse gases and sulfur in climate change, and identify resources from the CLEAN collection that teachers can use to help students understand how human activities--that result in increased emissions of greenhouse gases and sulfur--affect the amount of energy flowing in to and out of the atmosphere, and hence climate change.
Time- 4-6 pm Pacific | 5-7 pm Mountain | 6-8 pm Central | 7-9 pm Eastern
Duration - 2 hoursFormat - Blackboard Collaborate platform and teleconference line
Registration- (Note: Registration is now closed) There is no registration fee, but registration is required to save a space. Because space is limited to 15, please be sure you can commit before registering. Registration closes when the spaces fill or one week before the webinar, whichever comes first.
Contact - For questions contact Marian Grogan at TERC (marian_grogan AT terc.edu)
About the Presenters:
Dr. Kaufmann is a professor and Chair of the Department of Geography and Environment at Boston University. His teaching focuses on energy and the environment and his research interests include global climate change, land-use change, the global carbon cycle, world oil markets, and ecological economics. He served as a panel member of the IPCC in 1996-97.
Ms. Youngman is an education consultant and curriculum writer, with 25 years of experience teaching AP Environmental Science, Physical Science and Oceanography to students in grades 7-12. While a teacher, through the Teachers Experiencing Antarctica and the Arctic (TEA) program, Betsy participated in two climate change research expeditions to Summit, Greenland and the South Pole, Antarctica.
- View and listen to the webinar presentation (MP4 Video 355.9MB Feb27 12)
- Learn more about Climate Principle 6: Human activities are impacting the climate system .
- See teaching activities related to teaching this concept.
CLEAN resource collection
- Global Carbon Budget
- Clean Coal? From the program HEAT
- Changes in Greenhouse Gases from Ice Core and Modern Data
- "It's Us"
Other materials (not in collection)
- Cooling Factors- a visual of the main cooling contributors
- Climate controls- a visual of the factors influencing the greenhouse effect
- Temperature rise since 1860 (IPCC graphic)- a graphical comparison of modeled temperature rise
- Earth's Energy Budget Remained Out of Balance Despite Unusually Low Solar Activity- NASA research news article
- News Release about new little ice age research suggesting that massive volcanic eruptions may have caused the period of cooling.