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Causes of Climate Change

Weather vs. Climate

This section examines the pollutants that cause climate change, the sources of these pollutants, and ways to reduce their impact.

The Chemistry of Climate Change (Activity, 4 pages, PDF, 347KB)

Online Resources
  • XRT: eXtraordinary Road Trip is an educational computer game designed to teach players how to analyze the transportation variables affecting air quality. The Web site contains resources on the chemistry of climate change.
  • EPA Transportation and Climate - Here you will find information on carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation sources.

Power to the People (Activity and worksheets, 6 pages, PDF, 591KB)

Online Resources

How Green Are You? (Activity and worksheets, 4 pages, PDF, 412KB)

Online Resources

Notable Books

Trask, Crissy, 1996. It-s Easy Being Green - A Handbook for Earth-Friendly Living. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: Gibbs Smith Publisher

Kingslover, Barbara., Steven L. Hopp, Camille Kingslover. 2007. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. Harper Collins Publishers, New York, New York.

Pollen, Michael. 2006. Omnivore-s Dilemma. Penguins Press, New York, New York.

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