Geography and History of the World © 2010 Indiana Edition

Chapter 3: Climates of the Earth

Student Web Activities

"Climate Change"

In this chapter you have learned about the variety of factors affecting climate and climate patterns. You have learned that climate patterns change over time for a variety of reasons. Although reasons for climate change are not completely clear, it is evident that human interaction with the environment has affects.

Through this activity you will research human interaction with the environments and the possible effects on the climate of the earth.

Research credible websites and complete the questions and activity that follows:

Where to begin

Take notes as well as record the websites you visit and answer the following questions:

What is the definition of climate change? Is it the same thing as “global warming?” Why or why not?
Is “global warming” a natural or human caused phenomena?
How many tons of greenhouse gases are emitted each year in the United States?
List three things people could do to reduce energy use and emissions in their daily lives.
List natural causes that lead to changes in the climate. Which do you believe has a great effect on the climate human or natural causes? Explain.
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