Climate

Simple Earth Climate Model: Single-Layer Imperfect Greenhouse Atmosphere

Simple Earth Climate Model: Single-Layer Imperfect Greenhouse Atmosphere

Why does the emission of carbon dioxide influence our climate?

Themes: Climate and Energy and Environment

Topics: Climate, Materials, and Planetary Science

Grades: 11-12

Thermal Radiation

Thermal Radiation

All bodies emit radiation. So why don’t we all shine in the dark?

Themes: Climate, Energy and Environment, and Energy use at Home

Topics: Climate and Energy

Grades: 11-12 and 8-10

A Simple Approach to the Energy Cost of Flying

A Simple Approach to the Energy Cost of Flying

It takes energy to fly. How much?

Themes: Climate and Energy and Environment

Topics: Climate, Efficiency, and Energy

Grades: 11-12 and 8-10

CO2e

CO2e

What does the “e” mean?

Themes: Climate, Energy and Environment, and Renewable and Clean Energy

Topics: Climate and Energy

Grades: 8-10

Air Transport

Air Transport

How much energy does it take to fly you and your luggage 10,000 km? What is the environmental cost?

Themes: Climate and Transportation

Topics: Drag, Efficiency, and Energy

Grades: 11-12

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Energy and Power

Energy and power are two related but distinct concepts. Why do the media confuse them so frequently?

Themes: Climate, Electricity Generation, Energy and Environment, Energy use at Home, Non-renewable and non-clean energy, Renewable and Clean Energy, and Transportation

Topics: Climate, Conservation, Electricity, and Energy

Grades: 11-12

Fossil Fuels for Transport

Fossil Fuels for Transport

Themes: Climate, Energy and Environment, and Non-renewable and non-clean energy

Topics: Climate and Energy

Grades: 11-12

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What do I (we) do about my (our) carbon footprint?

A very frequent question asked by students after learning about climate change is “But what can I (we) do about it?”. Here are some ideas, all of which have benefits in addition to reducing greenhouse gases, and so are worth considering even if you reject the idea of anthropogenic global warming completely.

Themes: Climate, Energy and Environment, Energy use at Home, Non-renewable and non-clean energy, Renewable and Clean Energy, and Transportation

Topics: Climate, Conservation, Energy, and sustainability

Grades: 11-12 and 8-10