Feeling the Heat: The Climate Challenge
Former Vice President Al Gore joins other special guests* to cut the "Keeling Curve ribbon" and officially dedicate Feeling the Heat: The Climate Challenge in May 2007.

Feeling the Heat: The Climate Challenge

Get the facts on the world's hottest topic

Experience Birch Aquarium's award-winning exhibit presenting the science of global climate change, backed by a half century of groundbreaking research from Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Please note that a portion of this exhibit has been removed as we prepare for the new gallery Expedition at Sea: R/V Sally Ride Gallery.

Exhibit Highlights

- Broadcast California's weather report in our 2050 television newsroom.
- View stunning images that show environmental changes under way.
- Explore how scientists track temperature across centuries.
- Test your knowledge of whether everyday items help or hurt the planet.
- Learn what critical role the oceans play in global temperature.
- Discover the latest ideas for reducing carbon emissions.

Learn More!

Video 1: Hear what visitors are saying about the exhibit in Feeling the Heat: The Visitor Experience.
Video 2: Explore the science behind Feeling the Heat here.


*Opening Day Celebration:
Scripps Institution of Oceanography Director Tony Haymet; Former Vice President Al Gore; Ellen Revelle, widow of legendary Scripps climate science leader Roger Revelle; San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders; UC San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox; and Executive Director of Birch Aquarium at Scripps Nigella Hillgarth, cut the "Keeling Curve" ribbon to celebrate the opening of "Feeling the Heat: The Climate Challenge" at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. May 21, 2007