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What's Up with the Weather?

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FAQS
Learn about how much carbon dioxide has increased in the atmosphere, the difficulty in determining how human activity might be affecting the climate, the challenges in cutting dependence on fossil fuels, and more in this feature that presents answers to some frequently asked questions about climate change and global warming. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

The Debate
Read interviews with six scientists who are sharply divided over global warming's impact on our future climate. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Water World
Look at these before-and-after computer images to see what would happen to the U.S. East Coast, Florida, Northern Europe, and Southeast Asia if the West Antarctic Ice Sheet were to melt—an event climate experts think could be triggered by global warming. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Stories in the Ice
Look at a composite ice core and find out what it reveals about past climate change. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Beyond Fossil Fuels
In this interview, New York University physics professor Martin Hoffert provides a rundown on the latest carbon-free energy technologies, both actual and potential, from wind power to giant solar-power systems in space. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Your Carbon Diet (Hot Science)
Click on various items to learn what is draining energy in our typical New England house and discover how to make your home more energy-efficient. (Shockwave plug-in required.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Join the Discussion
Click on this feature to submit your own views about the scientific consensus that the Earth's temperature has risen and that human activity is partially to blame. Selected replies will be posted. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

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