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What Is Climate Change? A Comic


A comic book by Somdatta Karak, CSIR- Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, India that introduces what is climate change. This comic is based on a talk by Joy Merwin Monteiro, IISER Pune titled ‘How do scientists study climate change?’ as part of the Climate Change Challenge outreach program of the CCMB. This reading can be used as an introduction to the topic of climate change by primary, middle school and high school teachers.

It includes discussions on

  1. 1. The difference between weather and climate
  2. 2. What determines the climate of planet Earth
  3. 3. The Greenhouse effect of the atmosphere
  4. 4. Greenhouse gases such as CO2 and water vapor
  5. 5. Impacts of global warming
  6. 6. Methods of measuring climate change

Students will learn about what is climate change. They will also learn about what determines the climate of planet Earth. They will also learn how human activity is causing an increase in greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere leading to global warming and its impacts.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. What is Climate Change?
  2.  How are human activities causing global warming?
  3. Discuss some impacts of global warming.
  4. How do scientists measure changes in the Earth’s climate?
About Tool
Tool NameWhat is Climate Change and How Do Scientists Study It?
DisciplineEnvironmental Sciences 
Topic(s) in DisciplineClimate Change Overview, Introduction to Climate Change, The Greenhouse Effect
Climate TopicIntroduction to Climate Change, Climate Literacy
Type of toolReading
Grade LevelPrimary School, Middle School, High School, Undergraduate
Translation     –
Developed bySomdatta Karak 
Hosted atClimate Change Challenge page of the CSIR- Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology website published
Computer SkillsBasic



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