Deep Rogue Ram, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy |
- Educators could ask students to discuss the differing perspectives of the anchor and weather forecaster, and the scientific evidence for the long-term global view.
- Video could be used to add a bit of levity at some point near the end of a climate change unit. It summarizes some key points about climate change.
About the Science
- Links to data sources are not provided, but the scientific statements are consistent with the consensus view.
- The video was produced in 20102 and some of the details (sea ice extent, current average temperature) have changed since then. But the message remains valid.
- Comments from expert scientist: Represents some basic stats of recent climate change in a humorous way. Not a primary piece of educational curriculum, but would be a funny break between lessons.
About the Pedagogy
- No background material or teacher's guide is provided. Since it takes a satirical view of the subject, it would be best used after a more serious examination of the issues with students who will understand the satire.
- Offers a way for students to consider the effectiveness of climate communication. Is this message effective? Why or why not?
- Students could create their own video segments using other communications strategies.
- May be more suitable for more mature students, high school and up.