Changing Climate, Changing Ocean focuses on the impacts that increasing carbon dioxide levels have on the climate and ocean health and the need for urgent global action as this is a challenge we can rise to. Datasets include seasonal cycling of atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, the global transportation system, change in Earth's average temperature since 1940, and Arctic sea ice minimums 1980-2012. The narrated program highlights our use of fossil fuels and impacts on the global carbon cycle, ocean acidification, the recovering ozone hole over Antarctica, and sustainable energy alternatives.
The program was produced by Kate Raisz working with the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History Sant Ocean Hall's Science On a Sphere® theater in collaboration with NOAA's: Climate Change Office Program, NESDIS Environmental Visualizations Lab, and OAR/ESRL/Global Systems Division. The program was developed thanks to a generous grant from the Smithsonian Women's Committee.