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7.4 Fossil fuel supplies are limited.
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 .
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- Video could be paused from time to time during viewing for further explanation and questions; it is too dense to show all at once.
About the Science
- This video documents how human activities are affecting global temperatures.
- A good treatment of greenhouse gases, climate forcing agents, and feedback loops in climate change.
- The unit "watt" is used incorrectly in this video. A watt is a unit of power, not energy. Energy is measured in Joules, and can be expressed as a watt multiplied by a unit of time (ex. a kilowatt-hour is a unit of energy, a kilowatt is a unit of power).
- Comments from expert scientist: Good overview of the science with no major errors.
About the Pedagogy
- A lot of information is packed into the video - teacher will need to unpack terms and concepts that are presented rather quickly.
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