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Humans and Energy - Earth: The Operators' Manual

Geoff Haines-Stiles Productions, Earth: The Operators' Manual

This short video shows how humanity uses energy today; what sources we use; and why, in the future, a growing global population will require more energy.

Video length: 4:32 min.

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About the Science

  • This segment focuses on a Brazilian family living off the grid (like 1.5 billion world-wide).
  • Focus is on how rapidly-urbanizing China needs more energy to foster development.
  • Includes a population/energy use chart comparing different regions of Earth.
  • Comments from expert scientist: Excellent overview of human impact on energy across the globe. Teacher tips and suggested activities are also strong.

About the Pedagogy

  • A good introduction to global energy challenges that can help set the stage for classroom discussions and activities, particularly the needs of the developing world where energy access and equity are a substantial challenge.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Easily accessed and can be downloaded by educators who register at the ETOM website.
  • Video is closed captioned.

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