Wisconsin Educational Communications Board., Teachers Domain
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7.3 Environmental quality.
Energy affects quality of life .
6.3 Demand for energy is increasing.
Human use of energy.
2.7 Effects of changes in Earth's energy system .
Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow .
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- While regionally focused, the video can help set the stage of discussing adaptation to climate change, which is often a topic avoided in climate discussions.
- Discuss with students the difference between adaptation and mitigation and ask for examples of each.
About the Science
- Wisconsin-specific impacts of climate change are outlined, but the general points about adapting and preparing for change are available elsewhere.
- Adaptation and mitigation strategies are presented in this short cartoon animation.
- Comments from expert scientist: This video is well done. The imagery is attractive and interesting, while the narration is clear and direct. Examples are well placed and strengthen the presentation. Adaptation and mitigation are commonly overlooked aspects of climate change. This video does an excellent job explaining the important role of these strategies, allowing students to realize their personal role in future climate change. The video portrays both adaptation and mitigation strategies as something that can be decided upon and implemented quickly and cheaply. This is not the case.
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