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Changing Planet: Withering Crops

NBC News Learn

This video examines what will happen to crops as Earth's temperature rises and soils dry out because of changing climate.

Video length: 5:50 min.

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About the Science

  • Video addresses impact of increasing global temperatures and resulting decline in soil moisture on viability of grain crops that provide the primary global food supply.
  • Brief segment of video illustrates mechanism by which plant leaves take in CO2 and expire water and how drought conditions stress that mechanism.
  • Comment from expert scientist: This activity has addressed very important issues of potential impacts of heat and water stress in plant growth.

About the Pedagogy

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Can be embedded.
Entered the Collection: June 2012 Last Reviewed: May 2016

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