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Is Earth Warming?

National Research Council, The National Academies

This video is part two of a seven-part National Academies series, Climate Change: Lines of Evidence. The video outlines, with the use of recent research and historical data, how we know that the Earth is warming.

Video length 4:37 min.

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Teaching Tips

  • A good video to show at the beginning of a unit on climate change.
  • May need to break video into sections because the information presented is very dense.
  • Students will need scaffolding.
  • High level - recommended for advanced classes.

About the Science

  • Comments from expert scientist: The video provides clear evidence of rising surface temperatures over the past century. It refers to the multitude of observational records - including in-situ and satellite measurements of temperature, snow and ice cover - to make the case that the Earth is warming.

About the Pedagogy

Technical Details/Ease of Use

Entered the Collection: October 2018 Last Reviewed: April 2016

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