Table
of Contents

Unit One

Lesson 1
Introduction
& Ch 1


Lesson 2
Chapter 2
Part 1


Lesson 3
Chapter 2
Part 2


Quiz 1

Unit Two

Lesson 4
Chapter 3

Lesson 5
Chapter 4

Lesson 6
Chapter 5

Quiz 2

Unit Three

Lesson 7
Chapter 6

Lesson 8
Chapter 7

Lesson 9
Chapter 8

Quiz 3

Unit Four

Lesson 10
Chapter 9

Lesson 11
Chapter 10

Lesson 12
Chapter 11-12

Quiz 4

The Weather Book
by Michael Oard

Lesson 11

Chapter 10 (pp. 70–73)

Textbook

The Weather Book, by Michael Oard.

Text

Future Climate (pp. 70–73)

Vocabulary Words

greenhouse warming
environment
fossil fuels
ozone

Discussion Questions

  1. Locate the above words in the glossary. Write the definition for each.
  2. Why should the Ice Age be considered a ‘one-time’ event?
  3. How does carbon dioxide affect the Earth’s atmosphere?
  4. What causes the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to increase?
  5. What are potential effects of increased ‘greenhouse’ gases in the atmosphere?
  6. What variables can cause fluctuations in the thickness of the ozone layer?
  7. Explain how the existence of the ozone layer presents serious problems for those who believe in evolution.

Answer Key

Future Climate (pp. 70–73)

  1. See glossary.
  2. The Ice Age was caused by the Genesis Flood. Since God promised to never again send a Flood of world-wide proportions, the conditions for starting another Ice Age will never again be present.
  3. It helps to keep the atmosphere warm. As the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere increases, the temperature of the Earth’s surface will increase.
  4. Burning fossils fuels, cutting down trees.
  5. Droughts may occur, hurricane activity may increase, ice sheets may begin to melt.
  6. The amount of ozone found in the stratosphere is cyclical. Air circulation causes mixing of ozone. Certain chemical reactions can cause fluctuations, as can volcanic dust and gases.
  7. Ozone is made from oxygen, yet oxygen supposedly could not have been present in Earth’s original atmosphere, as oxygen destroys the compounds from which life allegedly evolved. But without oxygen, there would be no ozone layer, thus allowing harmful ultraviolet light to destroy the chemical compounds from which life allegedly evolved.

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