Consider using this video in a career counseling workshop or seminar to encourage young people to choose a scientific or research-based career.
Students can view recent data on atmospheric carbon dioxide with this resource from NOAA.
Other resources on this topic include this PBS video that shows how scientists analyze the gases trapped in ice to learn about past climates and this article and worksheet on learning using ice cores to learn about historical temperatures.
The resource attributes climate change to human activities and provides evidence about global warming from ice core samples and gas bubbles. Climate change is a reality, and scientists have documented enough evidence to validate the causes. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Science and Engineering
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
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.
HS-ESS3-6 Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity.