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Human-caused Global Warming and Climate Change: Understanding the Science

John Gibbons Long Island University

This compelling little primer answers a clear demand from instructors for a short, readable and up-to-date exploration of climate change and global warming, as caused by human activity. It will provide teachers with the science-based information they need to design effective lessons, create unique activities and lead compelling discussions. It can also serve as a "reader" for junior high and high school students.

eISBN 978-1-940380-05-6
Copyright 2020
70 pages, FREE

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This compelling little primer answers a clear demand from instructors for a short, readable and up-to-date exploration of climate change and global warming, as caused by human activity. It will provide teachers with the science-based information they need to design effective lessons, create unique activities and lead compelling discussions. It can also serve as a “reader” for junior high and high school students.


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Table of Contents

  1. Historical Perspective on Global Warming
  2. The Earth is Warming
  3. Climate Denialism: Could the Warming Be Natural?
  4. Climate Sensitivity
  5. Understanding the Basics of Global Warming: Heat and Heat Transfer
  6. Understanding the Physics of Global Warming
  7. Understanding the Carbon Cycle
  8. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Concentration
  9. How Do Human Activities Warm the Earth
  10. Why Scientists Are Worried: Climate Feedbacks
  11. Why Scientists Are Worried: Climate Tipping Points
  12. Why Scientists Are Worried: Earth’s Oceans
  13. Why Scientists Are Worried: Extreme Weather Events
  14. What Can We Do About Climate Change?
  15. Conclusion
  16. Epilogue

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John Gibbons Long Island University

John Gibbons is an adjunct professor of education at Long Island University. After completing his undergraduate work at Colby College, he embarked on a tour of duty as a U.S. Naval Officer. Following which, he returned to graduate school and received his M.S.Ed. degree from Long Island University.

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