Global Climate Change Science Reflective Questions Help


Your essay answer should be clear and succinct, amounting to perhaps 3-5 sentences totaling 50 to 80 words; longer essays are strongly discouraged. It is recommended that you prepare your answer in a separate document from which you copy it into Canvas.

Question 1 5 pts

Is the temperature increase associated with increased concentrations of atmospheric CO2 globally uniform, or does it vary between continents and oceans, or show other spatial variations?

A strong answer will describe the variations in temperature changes in different regions, ideally citing values for temperature anomalies in °C relative to the 1951-1980 baseline. It will compare the temperature changes for continents and oceans and identify regions where the changes are most extreme.

Question 2 3 pts

Match the three processes that are associated with climate change resulting from increasing CO2 with the specific feedbacks that they trigger.

Question 3 2 pts

Ice cores and/or marine sediments provide records of past glacial/interglacial cycles associated with major changes in ice volume. Select the two aspects of these climate cycles that are characteristic of these glacial/interglacial cycles.