UCAR Center for Science Education staff member Randy Russell and Scott Denning, professor of atmospheric science at Colorado State University, presented a webinar (web-based seminar) on June 11, 2012. The webinar, titled "Teaching Climate with Models: Breathing of the Earth", described the impact of human activities on the carbon cycle and the use of the "climate bathtub" conceptual model for teaching about these topics.
Resources displayed or mentioned in the course of the webinar are available via the links below:
- climate bathtub animations shown in the webinar
- carbon cycle diagrams
- articles by John Sterman et al about the Climate Bathtub model
- "Understanding Public Complacency About Climate Change: Adults' mental models of climate change violate conservation of matter" (2007) by John D. Sterman and L. Booth Sweeney. Climatic Change, 80, 213-238.
- "Bathtub Dynamics: Initial Results of a Systems Thinking Inventory" (2000) by L. Booth Sweeney and John D. Sterman. System Dynamics Review, 16, 249-294.
- "Risk Communication on Climate: Mental Models and Mass Balance" (2008) by John D. Sterman. Science, 24 October 2008: Vol. 322 no. 5901 pp. 532-533.
- Carbon Bathtub diagram from National Geographic(December 2009)
- Detailed diagram of Drain section of Carbon Bathtub (National Geographic)
- The Very, Very Simple Climate Model
- Compare IPCC Scenarios Interactive Viewer