Cross-curricular connections could be made with math, social studies, geography, and civics classes when looking at the data and discussing how an increase in temperature and humidity would affect where people will be able to live on the planet.
This resource is a model of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere and the Ocean. The model runs an average temperature and CO2 change at 0, 50, 100, and 200% levels of anthropogenic emissions and predicts the level of concentration in the atmosphere and the ocean until beyond 2100. However, with a low level of anthropogenic emissions, concentrations reduce with temperature. This is valid and recommended for teaching.
Science and Engineering
ESS2: Earth’s Systems
HS-ESS2-2 Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth’s surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems.
HS-ESS2-4 Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth’s systems result in changes in climate.
HS-ESS2-6 Develop a quantitative model to describe the cycling of carbon among the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere.
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
HS-ESS3-5 Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth’s systems.