Human Activity and Greenhouse Gases

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Key takeaways
A description of the activities that humans undertake that are contributing to the release of greenhouse gases.
An analysis of the different effects of each greenhouse gas.
A discussion of how humans are elevating the greenhouse gases far above natural levels and data that confirms this. 
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

We have all heard about the devastating impact humans have had on planet Earth. In this class, students will examine the activities that humans are undertaking that add greenhouse gases to the atmosphere such as burning fossil fuels, deforestation and agriculture. Students will take a closer look at data and graphs to confirm that humans are responsible for this increase. Watch this class to see the facts and interpret the data for yourselves! This class is great for students in Years 9 -11 who are studying chemistry.

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Suitable for:

This class is for students in Years 9-11 or S3-S5 studying Chemistry.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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