What the greenhouse effect is
How water, heat, and temperature are related
What CO2 is and how its amount in the atmosphere is changing
How CO2 levels correlate with global warming
Consider how your personal actions may increase or decrease CO2 levels by calculating your carbon footprint. Links to several carbon footprint calculators are listed in the Required Resources section. Use one of these calculators to estimate your carbon footprint.
Learn about the atmospheric history of CO2 by reading the article “Past Climate Change” listed in the Required Resources section.
Conduct additional research to learn more about the relationship between human carbon footprints and CO2 levels in the atmosphere.
Read the Discussion Spark topic/question or comment posted by your Instructor in the Discussion Thread on Day 1.