The Science of Climate Change
This film begins with phenomena linked to climate change and then examines how Earth’s temperature is controlled, how we know it is changing, and how the current changes compare to those over the last 800,000 years.
Along the way, we meet scientists working at the forefront of climate change: fire scientist Crystal Kolden, soil scientist Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, atmospheric scientist Ralph Keeling, and ice core scientist Kathleen Wendt. The scientists explain how we know what we know about Earth’s changing climate and make the critical point that we can solve climate challenges.
An audio descriptive version of the film is available via our media player.
carbon dioxide (CO2), drought, fire, fossil fuel, global warming, greenhouse effect, ice core, isotope, Keeling curve, soil carbon sequestration
Accessibility Level (WCAG compliance)
HS-LS2.C, HS-ESS2.A, HS-ESS2.D, HS-ESS3.D
AP Biology 2019
IB Biology 2016
AP Environmental Science 2020
9.3, 9.4, 9.5
IB Environmental Systems and Societies 2017
Vision and Change 2009