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Lesson 8

Panels, Protocols and a Common Misconception about Ozone

Concerns about climate change have been regularly addressed at international conferences for decades. This lesson summarizes a chronology of the main policies and protocols related to global climate change.

In this lesson you will learn about:

   The Montreal Protocol (1987)
   The IPCC first Assessment Report (1990)
   The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992)
   The IPCC Second Assessment Report (1995)
   The Kyoto Protocol (1997, ratified in 2005)
   The IPCC Third Assessment Report (2001)
   The IPCC Fourth Assessment (2007)
   The Coppenhagen Climate Conference - COP 15 (2009)
   The IPCC Fifth Assessment (2013)
      and
Clarification of the relation between the Ozone Hole and Global Climate Change

Time Requirement
This lesson should take between 70 and 90 minutes.


Science Standards covered in this lesson (click to show)
National Standards:
Geography: Environment and Society
Science Content: F Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
U.S. History: Era 10 Contemporary U.S.
AP Environmental Science Topics:
Environmental problems have a cultural and social context
Wisconsin Common Core Standards:
Science G Science Applications
Science H Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
Social Studies C Political Science and Citizenship: Power, Authority, Governance, and Responsibility