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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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Climate Literacy
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ans can take actions to reduce climate change and its impacts.
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understanding of the climate system is improved through observations, theoretical studies, and modeling
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The overwhelming consensus of scientific studies on climate indicates that most of the observed increase in global average temperatures since the latter part of the 20th century is very likely due to human activities, primarily from increases in greenhouse gas concentrations resulting from the burning of fossil fuels.
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Human health and mortality rates will be affected to different degrees in specific regions of the world as a result of climate change. Although cold-related deaths are predicted to decrease, other risks are predicted to rise. The incidence and geographical range of climate-sensitive infectious diseases—such as malaria, dengue fever, and tick-borne diseases—will increase. Drought-reduced crop yields, degraded air and water quality, and increased hazards in coastal and low-lying areas will contribute to unhealthy conditions, particularly for the most vulnerable populations.
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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.
  • Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.

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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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