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America's Climate Choices: Advancing the Science of Climate Change
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxaWVlzgkX4&lr=1

National Academies

This video production is a part of a four-panel report from the National Academies' America's Climate Choices project. The video maps out the realm of our accumulated knowledge regarding climate change and charts a path forward, urging that research on climate change enter a new era focused on the needs of decision makers.

Video length: 6:21 min.

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The earth's climates have changed in the past, are currently changing, and are expected to change in the future, primarily due to changes in the amount of light reaching places on the earth and the composition of the atmosphere. The burning of fossil fuels in the last century has increased the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which has contributed to Earth's warming.
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About the Science

  • The video is highlighted by expert testimony from Drs. Pamela Matson and Thomas Dietz where they describe key findings and the lines of evidence that brought them to these conclusions.
  • Comments from expert scientist: This video represents a summary of "Advancing the Science of Climate Change" that was contributed to by 20 panelists and supported by four legitimate science research organizations. It was written for Congress. The report this video summarizes is now almost 5 years old. While the speakers do not mention specific data, such as CO2 ppm and such, the video is becoming dated.

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  • This video could serve as an introduction for class discussion or background information from an authoritative source.

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