American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), AAAS
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7.3 Environmental quality.
Energy affects quality of life .
4.3 Fossil and bio fuels contain energy captured from sunlight.
Various sources of energy are used to power human activities .
2.6 Greenhouse gases affect energy flow.
Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow .
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- Use this video in conjunction with the resources found on the Encyclopedia of the Earth website: http://www.eoearth.org/climatechange
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.
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