Reading: Chemistry and Climate Change

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A‌ ‌reading tited ‘Role of Chemistry in Earth’s Climate’ by A. R. Ravishankara, Yinon Rudich, and John A. Pyle in the American Chemical Society. This article is part of the ‘Chemistry in Climate’ special issue  and provides an overview of the links between chemistry and climate change. This short article describes how concepts in chemistry can be used to understand the Earth’s climate including the correlation between the release of anthropogenic greenhouse gases, aerosols and global warming. 

Students‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ introduced to how the study of chemistry can contribute towards our understanding of the Earth’s climate and climate change due to anthropogenic causes. They will also learn about greenhouse gases, carbon chemistry, various pollutants and how they impact Earth’s climate. 

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:  ‌

  1. What is the role of chemistry in understanding climate change?
  2. How have anthropogenic emissions impacted Earth’s climate change?

 ‌About‌ ‌the‌ ‌tool‌ ‌

Tool‌ ‌Name‌ ‌Role of Chemistry in Earth’s Climate
Discipline‌ ‌Chemistry,‌ ‌Earth‌ ‌Sciences‌ ‌
Topic(s)‌ ‌in‌ ‌Discipline‌ ‌Climate Change Overview, Environmental Chemistry
Climate‌ ‌Topic‌ ‌ ‌Introduction to Climate Change; Climate Literacy
Type‌ ‌of‌ ‌tool‌ ‌ ‌Reading
Grade‌ ‌Level‌ ‌High School, Undergraduate
Location‌ ‌Global‌ ‌
Language‌ ‌English‌ ‌ ‌
Translation‌ ‌
Developed‌ ‌by‌ ‌A. R. Ravishankara, Yinon Rudich, and John A. Pyle
Hosted‌ ‌at‌ ‌ACS Publications‌ (American Chemical Society)
Link‌ ‌Link
Access‌ ‌Online‌ ‌
Computer‌ ‌Skills‌ ‌Basic‌ ‌
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