Climate Change

Climate change is caused by global warming. Global warming is the term that describes the gradual increase in the average temperature at the Earth’s surface that has occurred over the past century or so.

The melting of polar ice is one consequence of global warming. Other consequences include warming of our oceans and more extreme weather events in Australia and around the world.

You can watch the STELR video: Global Warming, Cold Facts, Hot Science.

Here are some questions to discuss before and/or after watching the video:

  • What do you think climate change is?
  • What causes it?
  • Why is climate change a hot issue?
  • What will climate change mean for us as we get older?
  • How will it affect people in other countries?
  • Is there anything we can do about it?
  • What do we need to know before we can make decisions?
  • How reliable is information you find on the web?