The Greenhouse Effect

Although just a few short assessment statements, this topic is one we could investigate for weeks. Key to understanding this is thinking about how we evaluate the precautionary principle with regard to anthropogenic environmental impacts:

The theory that an action should be taken when a problem or threat occurs, not after harm has been inflicted; an approach to decision- making in risk management which justifies preventive measures or policies despite scientific uncertainty about whether detrimental effects will occur“. From

(Includes some slides from G3 Human Impacts, related to Ozone Layer)

Essential Biology 5.2 The Greenhouse Effect ——   Click4Biology:The Greenhouse Effect

While working through all of the resources, think about how you distinguish between the following:

  • natural and enhanced greenhouse effect
  • anthropogenic vs natural causes
  • global warming vs climate change vs climate destabilisation

In this TED Global 2010 talk, Lee Hotz describes the work of researchers in the Antarctic, studying the history of our planet’s climate, through drilling ice-cores that go back in thousands of years.

For all the rest of the resources (and stacks of video clips), click on over to the main page for 5.2 Greenhouse Effect.

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Posted on September 22, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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