Introduction to Climate Change

Identify evidence of climate change

All biomes are universally affected by global conditions, such as climate, that ultimately shape each biome’s environment. Scientists who study climate have noted a series of marked changes that have gradually become increasingly evident during the last sixty years. Global climate change is the term used to describe altered global weather patterns, including a worldwide increase in temperature, due largely to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Define global climate change
  • Identify evidence for global climate change
  • Identify different drivers of global climate change
  • Discuss the results of climate change in our world
  • Discuss the impact humans have had on climate change

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • What is Climate Change?
  • Evidence for Global Climate Change
  • Current and Past Drivers of Global Climate Change
  • Documented Results of Climate Change
  • Human Impact on the Environment
  • Self Check: Climate Change