What It Is Why It Matters And What Can Be Done to Help The Science of Climate Change: A Hands-On Course uses text and eighteen hands-on activities to explain and teach the science of global warming and climate change, how humans are responsible, and what can be done to slow or stop the rate of global warming and climate change. This book is a complete, comprehensive guide to an essential environmental topic. Subjects covered in this book include: how molecules transfer energy from the sun to warm the atmosphere, greenhouse gases, the greenhouse effect, global warming, the Industrial Revolution, the combustion reaction, feedback loops, the relationship between weather and climate, climate change, carbon sinks, extinction, carbon footprint, recycling, and alternative energy. The data for this course was obtained from credible science sources: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (N.O.A.A.) Earth Systems Laboratory (ESL) National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (N.R.E.L.).