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AAAS - Global Climate Change video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nZjrPoAlbU

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), AAAS

This video features residents of Shishmaref, Alaska, plus environmental journalist Elizabeth Kolbert and scientist John Holdren, exploring the human impacts of global climate change.

Video duration: 10 minutes.

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High School: 3 Disciplinary Core Ideas

Climate Literacy
About Teaching Climate Literacy

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Life affects climate; climate affects life
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Humans affect climate
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Climate change has consequences
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Energy Literacy

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7.6 Vulnerable populations.
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5.2 Energy infrastructure has inertia.
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2.6 Greenhouse gases affect energy flow.

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Teaching Tips

  • Video shows at a very personal level the impacts of climate change on human populations already living at the edge.

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 not accompanied by any teaching materials.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • The video is of fair quality. Images are quite pixelated and is is hard to make out some of the details. Audio is fine.

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