HS-ESS3-5: Climate Change and Future Impacts
Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to earth systems. (Stability and Change)
Clarification Statement: Examples of evidence, for both data and climate model outputs, are for climate changes (such as precipitation and temperature) and their associated impacts (such as on sea level, glacial ice volumes, or atmosphere and ocean composition).
Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to one example of a climate change and its associated impacts.
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Global climate models (e.g. computational simulations)
Earth systems (atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, or cryosphere
- physical parameters (e.g. temperature, precipitation, sea level)
- chemical composition (e.g. ocean pH)
Stability and Change
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