Has Earth changed over deep time? How did Earth shape life and life shape Earth? What does Earth's climate in the distant past tell us about the future?
The theory of plate tectonics took many decades to become accepted. The process by which it was finally accepted provides a fascinating glimpse into how scientists build new scientific consensus.
Earth has been both cooler and warmer in the past, but the change is usually gradual. The current rate of carbon dioxide increase is unprecedented in human history, and solutions to mitigate its effect on global warming are challenging to implement.
Scientific evidence for global climate change is overwhelming, yet the American public remains skeptical. History provides insights into how a Cold War-era think tank became an influential source of anti-regulation sentiment.
A discussion on climate change with the students attending the 2012 Holiday Lectures on Science.
Dr. Oreskes explains her switch from research science to science history, and what led her to write Merchants of Doubt...
Dr. Schrag recalls his parallel interests in earth science and political science and how the two have merged over the years.
This activity guides students through building a conceptual model of how carbon dioxide affects Earth's climate
A grassroots effort by winter sports professionals aims to convince the government to take action on climate change.