What are the natural causes of climate change?

This lesson will look at the natural causes of climate change including, orbital change, solar output, volcanic eruptions.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Which is the correct term for a period of time where the temperature is above the average?

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Q2.The longest record of climate change comes from...

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Q3.What is measured in trees to calculate climate changes?

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Q4.Which of these is NOT a piece of evidence for climate change?

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Q5.Ice sheets form when the ocean temperature is below ...

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which is the correct term for a period of time where the temperature is above the average?

1/5

Q2.The longest record of climate change comes from...

2/5

Q3.What is measured in trees to calculate climate changes?

3/5

Q4.Which of these is NOT a piece of evidence for climate change?

4/5

Q5.Ice sheets form when the ocean temperature is below ...

5/5

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What are the natural causes of climate change?

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Q1.The 3 cycles over which the Earth's orbit changes are called ...

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Q2.When the Earth is further away from the Sun (due to an elliptical orbit) this causes the Earth's climate to ...

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Q3.Sun spots are areas on the Sun's surface which are ...

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Q4.Volcanic eruptions cause the Earth's climate to ...

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Q5.Volcanic eruptions cause a change to the Earth's climate that is ...

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What are the natural causes of climate change?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.The 3 cycles over which the Earth's orbit changes are called ...

1/5

Q2.When the Earth is further away from the Sun (due to an elliptical orbit) this causes the Earth's climate to ...

2/5

Q3.Sun spots are areas on the Sun's surface which are ...

3/5

Q4.Volcanic eruptions cause the Earth's climate to ...

4/5

Q5.Volcanic eruptions cause a change to the Earth's climate that is ...

5/5

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