Climate Science: What You Need to Know

Climate Science: What You Need to Know
Publication Date: December, 2014
Type of Resource: Video/animation

This online resource is a short video presenting the facts regarding climate change.

The video examines the science of climate change and summarises the evidence that climate change is happening and that human activities are driving climate change. It debunks arguments used by climate change skeptics and provides clear scientific explanations to refute those arguments.

The video begins with the basics of the greenhouse effect and the role of increased greenhouse gases in global warming. Observable impacts of climate change are discussed with simple scientific explanations for the impacts and their causes. Evidence that human activities is responsible for these impacts is examined and explained. 

Additional Information

This video is helpful in developing fact-based arguments to counter the objections raised by people who resist acknowledging the human origins of climate change. 

Australian Curriculum:
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