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The Pentagon and Climate Change - Earth: The Operators' Manual

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

In this video the Pentagon's focus on climate change is described as a significant factor as the military examines potential risks, strategic responses, and impacts of climate change on future military and humanitarian missions. In 2010, for the first time, the Pentagon focused on climate change as a significant factor in its Quadrennial Defense Review of potential risks and strategic responses. Rear Admiral David Titley, Oceanographer of the Navy, explains why the US military sees clear evidence of climate change and how those changes will affect future military and humanitarian missions.

Video length: 4:18 min.

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Teaching Tips

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About the Science

  • Well-supported summary that the US Defense Department takes climate change seriously and is preparing for additional challenges posed by climate change to US national security.
  • Comment from expert scientist: Good points by Admiral and good narration by Richard Alley.

About the Pedagogy

  • Well supported by references experts and science statements.
  • Scaffolding includes annotated script, suggested activities from NASA and NOAA, teaching tips, core standards, etc.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • High technical quality. Richard Alley is narrator of this 508 compliant video.

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