Mann and Ramsdorf on IPCC 2013
Yale Climate Forum
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About Teaching Climate Literacy
About Teaching the Guiding Principle
Reducing human vulnerability to and impacts on climate requires multi-disciplinary, integrated understanding
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Evidence is that human impacts are playing an increasing role in climate change
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Climate models are robust enough to be used for guiding decision and actions as response to climate change
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Global warming is "very likely" caused by human greenhouse gas emission
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Human activities have increased GHG levels and altered global climate patterns
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Sea level rise and resulting impacts is due to melting ice and thermal expansion and increases the risk
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- This video would be more suited to environmental studies, political science, media studies or the like.
- Video could be used as a wrap-up, after students have a handle on the science, in order to jump to questions about how confusion on the science has moved into mainstream culture.
- A good video to introduce the effects of increasing global temperatures as well as demonstrating the way science is done - scientists using data, making predictions, and then testing the predictions over time.
About the Science
- The key content of this video is the evolution of the acceptance of climate science.
- Interviews and other clips consider the conservative predictions of the IPCC 5th report, as in a previous report underestimating Arctic sea ice melt; the long-standing views of scientists with predictions as far back as the 1960s, which have come to actuality; and the importance of the science in the report.
- Video content is interdisciplinary and covers science and the history of climate science.
- Points out how older models have been proven to be correct 25 years later.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- Video would be good for a class looking at global warming, human caused climate change, and how the early predictions of global warming have held up.
- A good review of the history of the IPCC and the findings of the 5th report.
- Covers both science, policy, and public opinion.