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The greenhouse effect and its consequences - Investigating global warming

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In this activity you will analyse satellite images showing the Earth’s CO2 levels at different time periods. You will also explore some consequences of an increased greenhouse effect.

This classroom resource is part of a set of resources developed by ESA’s Education Office in collaboration with ESEROs to support the Climate Detectives project .

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Keywords: Geography, Physics, Science, Greenhouse effect, Carbon dioxide, Global warming, Sea level, Climate,


• 4 Jars of around 250 ml r
• Metal net with a diameter slightly bigger than the jars
• Coloured ice cubes(optional)
• Table salt
• Tea-spoon or spatula to stir with
• Marker pen
• Timer