When it comes to climate change predictions, clouds are a pain in the butt. In fact, according to the IPCC, they’re the largest pain in the butt. They’re pretty squirrelly things: small, fast, and variable in shape, size and behavior, which makes them really challenging for climate scientists to work with. Clouds also have a big impact on the climate — and could potentially make the effects of climate change much worse. (2:53 min.)

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CurioCity resources which align with Saskatchewan's Science Grade 10 Curriculum Unit on Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics.

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CurioCity resources which align with Yukon's Earth Sciences 11 Curriculum Content area on Atmospheric Science and Climate.

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CurioCity resources which align with British Columbia's Earth Sciences 11 Curriculum Content area on Atmospheric Science and Climate.

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Through advances in crystallography, scientists have learned a lot about the structure of snowflakes. While they all start pretty much the same, once they start crystallizing, it’s true that no two snowflakes are alike. (2:39 min.)

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CurioCity resources which align with Quebec's Secondary IV Environmental Science and Technology content area: The Earth and Space.

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CurioCity resources which align with Quebec's Secondary IV Applied Science and Technology content area: The Earth and Space.

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CurioCity resources which align with Quebec's Secondary IV Science and Technology content area: The Living World.

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Animal agriculture is a big source of methane emissions. That’s right—this powerful greenhouse gas is being produced by cows!

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CurioCity resources which align with the Yukon Grade 9 Science Curriculum Content area on the cycling of matter and energy on Earth.

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