Human Impact on Climate Change: Balance human emissions and a growing population

Time to complete course: 19 min.

Try our lab safety simulation

Discover one of 200+ learning simulations available today

About Human Impact on Climate Change: Balance human emissions and a growing population Virtual Lab Simulation

Are humans affecting the Earth’s climate? In this simulation, you will learn the meaning of anthropogenic climate change and explore the causes and effects through a 3D climate model!

The causes of anthropogenic climate change

You will discover why scientists believe the global warming experienced in recent decades is deemed unnatural. Using an interactive wall display, you will learn about the key human activities which contribute to climate change. You will evaluate the benefits of these activities, as well as the environmental costs.

Investigate the impacts

Once you are familiar with the causes, you will then investigate the effects of climate change. Take control of our futuristic 3D climate model and use computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems. You will identify how relationships are being modified due to human activity starting from the pre-industrial era, and determine why scientists link particular human activities to climate change.

After this, the fate of the world is in your hands! Explore a greener world, a more industrial world, or both – It’s up to you! You will have the option to explore all outcomes and how they influence different subsystems.

Identify the effects on people and the environment

How does climate change affect biodiversity, sea levels, ocean acidification, and people? Finish off by analyzing the direct and indirect environmental effects explained via the climate model. What will happen if we do not decrease greenhouse emissions?

Get Started Now

Use a climate model to investigate the effects of anthropogenic climate change on people and the environment. Why are scientists pushing to decrease global emissions? What will happen if we don’t? The fate of the world is in your hands!

Techniques in Lab

  • Climate modeling
  • Greenhouse effect
  • Climate change

Learning Objectives

  • Explain what is meant by anthropogenic climate change
  • Identify key human activities that contribute to climate change
  • Describe the effects of global climate change on the environment, people, and their livelihoods

Simulation Features

Length – 19 minutes
Accessibility mode – Not Available
Languages – English

Examples of Related Standards

NGSS
  • ESS3.D-H2

Screenshots of Human Impact on Climate Change: Balance human emissions and a growing population Virtual Lab Simulation

Collaborators

How it works

A million dollar lab in your browser

Perform experiments in virtual lab simulations to achieve core science learning outcomes. 

All our simulations run on laptop and desktop computers, and you can play our simulations without having to install any browser plugins.

See detailed minimum requirements here.

Hundreds of hours of science learning content

Our virtual laboratory simulations are aimed at university, college and high school level, within fields such as biology, biochemistry, genetics, biotechnology, chemistry, physics and more.

With access to our simulations, you will have hundreds of hours of engaging, high-quality learning content available to you.

Discover more Virtual Lab Simulations

We currently have 273 simulations that cover everything from biology and medicine to physics and chemistry.

Learn how you can use Labster in your science course

Take a 15 Minute “Lab Break” with a Virtual Lab Expert

Talk to one of our Virtual Lab Experts about how Labster can engage your students with our virtual labs for online, hybrid and face-to-face courses.

Lab break coffee with us

Please fill out the form below to talk with one of our Lab Experts. 


You must opt in to receive emails from Labster. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Thank you for your submission!

The simulation is already added to this package

Step 1: Choose your simulations

Find and select the simulations that you want to add to your course.

Step 2: Review simulation list

This is the list of simulations that will be added to your course. Click Download once you are ready.

Press the + button next to the simulations that you want to add to your list, or add all the simulations of this package by pressing “add all simulations”.

%%%selected_title%%%

Related Simulations

No simulations added yet.
    %%%selected_title%%%
    Download the .zip file and upload it to your LMS.

    Download Common Cartridge File

    Choose your Learning Management System below:
    Generating download link. Please wait...
    Congratulations! You can now upload the .zip file into your LMS by the following these instructions:

    Simulation name

    Image container

    Learning Outcomes

    Learning outcomes container

    Techniques

    Techniques container

    Simulation Description

    Description container

    Are you sure you want to delete?

    Package deleted successfully