Our Shared Climate Future

This peer-reviewed educational video explains human-caused climate change including the greenhouse effect. The role that greenhouse gases play in absorbing and re-emitting longwave radiation is illustrated. Information on how scientists know that the observed global warming is a result of human activities that burn fossil fuels is concisely explained.

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Polar Bear Project
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This video can be used to introduce or reinforce the concept of the greenhouse effect and how greenhouse gases function. It offers the opportunity to tie into other climate topics including human-caused climate change, ecosystem impacts of climate change, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.