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America's Climate Choices: Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change

The National Academies

A video that discusses the perspectives and insights necessary to report out about climate change. The video can be used to demonstrate how different perspectives impact different stakeholders and different levels, and that there is a need to have a clear, coordinated national response.

Video length 9:53 minutes.

Learn more about Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness»

ngssSee how this Video supports the Next Generation Science Standards»
High School: 2 Disciplinary Core Ideas

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Teaching Tips

  • Students could be asked to write a "Personal Perspective" paper in response to the video
  • Could use at an intersection of a climate science lesson and social science considerations.

About the Science

  • A video summarizing the National Resource Council's report "America's Climate Choices: Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change". Report was published in 2010: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12784
  • Comments from expert scientist: This has been a well assembled and highly impactful project.

About the Pedagogy

  • The entire report is available for download to accompany the video, called "Informing Effective Decisions Related to Climate Change," sponsored by the NOAA in preparation to Congress.

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Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change Report in Brief - The National Academy of Sciences

Next Generation Science Standards See how this Video supports:

High School

Disciplinary Core Ideas: 2

HS-ESS2.D1:The foundation for Earth’s global climate systems is the electromagnetic radiation from the sun, as well as its reflection, absorption, storage, and redistribution among the atmosphere, ocean, and land systems, and this energy’s re-radiation into space.

HS-ESS3.D1:Though the magnitudes of human impacts are greater than they have ever been, so too are human abilities to model, predict, and manage current and future impacts.

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