Center for Global Environmental Research, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
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- Teachers should provide additional background information. The teacher or a student could provide the commentary for the short video.
About the Science
- These are detailed visualizations on changes of temperature that may occur on a global scale due to increased greenhouse gas concentrations.
- Based on IPCC AR4 science and scenarios.
- The long (18:10) video contains an English voice-over of a Japanese scientist who describes the Keeling curve, climate models, future scenarios of average global temperature and precipitation, change in soil moisture content, sea level rise, and reduction in sea ice.
- Topics are paired with computer model visualizations.
- The long video also includes the impacts of climate change and suggestions to curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
- The short (3:45) video contains a few descriptive bullets and the visualizations, but contains no commentary.
- Comments from expert scientist:Highly relevant video demonstration of the environmental impacts of climate change on global scale, shown year-by-year from 1970 to 2100. Graphics are highly professional, content has strong scientific credentials from leaders in the field.
- Variety of impacts are shown (temperature, soil moisture, precipitation, etc), which demonstrates that effects are 'climate change' and not restricted to 'global warming'.
- Overall excellent rating in all aspects.
About the Pedagogy
- Japanese scientist exposes students to cultural perspectives on the topic of climate change.
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