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AAAS - Global Climate Change Video
http://www.eoearth.org/video/view/163678/?topic=49491

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), AAAS

This video features residents of Shishmaref, Alaska, plus environmental journalist Elizabeth Kolbert and scientist John Holdren, exploring the human impacts of global climate change. The roles of teachers, scientists, policymakers, and concerned citizens in mitigating the changes are highlighted.

Video duration: 10 minutes.

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Climate Literacy
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Life affects climate; climate affects life
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Global warming is "very likely" caused by human greenhouse gas emission
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Human activities have increased GHG levels and altered global climate patterns
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Negative impacts of global warming outweigh positive
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Humans affect climate
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Climate change has consequences
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Energy Literacy

Environmental quality is impacted by energy choices.
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7.3 Environmental quality.
The quality of life of individuals and societies is affected by energy choices.
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Energy affects quality of life .
Fossil and bio fuels are organic matter that contain energy captured from sunlight.
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4.3 Fossil and bio fuels contain energy captured from sunlight.
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Various sources of energy are used to power human activities .
Greenhouse gases affect energy flow through the Earth system.
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2.6 Greenhouse gases affect energy flow.
Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow through the Earth system.
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Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow .

Benchmarks for Science Literacy
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Scientists can bring information, insights, and analytical skills to bear on matters of public concern. Acting in their areas of expertise, scientists can help people understand the likely causes of events and estimate their possible effects.
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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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Human beings are part of the earth's ecosystems. Human activities can, deliberately or inadvertently, alter the equilibrium in ecosystems.
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Changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival of individual organisms and entire species.
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About the Science

  • This video examines some of the impacts of climate change on a small island community in the Arctic: warmer atmosphere, sea level rise, and less predictable weather. Village elders and scientists comment on the changes being seen.
  • Comment from expert scientist: the activity is in the form of a 2007 AAAS video that shows how climate change is affecting oceanfront communities, with the greatest focus on a small coastal town in Alaska. There is footage of the town, showing erosion of ocean-front property. Analogies are drawn between what is happening now in coastal Alaska to what is likely to eventually happen in London, New York, and Washington.
  • There is a feeling of advocacy to the video to inspire action.

About the Pedagogy

  • The video is embedded in the Encyclopedia of the Earth website http://www.eoearth.org/climatechange and is accompanied by articles, image galleries, and other resources that help to provide context.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • The video is of fair quality. Images are quite pixelated and is is hard to make out some of the details. Audio is fine.

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