Why study climate change?
Key Series: To What Degree?
Playlist: How Do We Know? An Introduction to What Science is Telling Us About Climate Change
Episodes in this playlist:
What are some of the climate change projections made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change?
Why is it important to reconstruct the long history of the Earth's climate, and how can we do that?
If the Earth has warmed before, why be concerned now?
What is unusual about the Earth's warming during the past century or so?
What does carbon dioxide have to do with global warming?
What is the source of the increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere?
How do we know the rising carbon dioxide is not part of a natural cycle?
How much warming do we face, and what are the uncertainties involved?
Would reducing greenhouse gas emissions avoid the impacts of climate change immediately?
How do we know the warming is caused by rising levels of carbon dioxide?