How Many Gigatons of Carbon Dioxide...?

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Here is an interesting infographic that presents information on the amount of carbon dioxide we can safely release into the atmosphere compared to the actual amount we have released to date.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Refer to this infographic during a discussion of global warming or fossil fuel emissions
  • Have class members investigate the validity behind the data presented in the infographic, as well as research other interpretations by the scientific community
Pros

  • Also conveys various possible scenarios given a rise in global temperature, such as rise in sea level and ocean acidification
  • Infographic offered both in color and black and white
Cons

  • None