Switch Energy, American Geosciences Institute
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7.3 Environmental quality.
4.7 Different sources of energy have different benefits and drawbacks.
5.6 Environmental factors.
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- Consider using the Switch Energy website to have students do a research project on the pros and cons of different types of energy sources. Then, as a class they can create an energy portfolio.
About the Science
- Fossil fuels and nuclear produce more solid, liquid, and gaseous wastes; and are by far the largest contributors of C02 emissions to the atmosphere. Renewables face challenges of land and water use, visual and noise pollution. A successful energy future will depend on managing environmental impacts while keeping energy affordable.
- Comments from expert scientist: Video is designed to reach wide audience, but seems to reflect more opinions rather than facts.
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- Future lessons to accompany these videos are planned for the Switch Energy website.
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