ACS Climate Science Toolkit
Global climate change, whether a result of natural variability or of human activity, is a vital issue for life on Earth and involves many processes and concepts related to chemistry. Engaging with this issue in deliberative discourse with colleagues and others requires understanding the fundamental science that determines Earth’s climate. This fundamental science is the core content of the ACS Climate Science Toolkit.
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The balance between incoming solar and outgoing thermal infrared energies sets planetary temperatures. Planetary atmospheres can strongly influence this balance.
Suppose you have the opportunity to speak to a civic, business, or educational group about climate science. Consider adapting one of these narratives or presentations as a starting point.