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Texans don't care about climate change, right?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_r_6D2LXVs

Texas Tech Public Media

This video, one in a series of Global Weirding videos featuring Texas climate scientist Katherine Hayhoe, attempts to dispel the misconception that Texans don't care about climate change.

Learn more about Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness»

ngssSee how this Video supports the Next Generation Science Standards»
High School: 4 Disciplinary Core Ideas

Climate Literacy
About Teaching Climate Literacy

Strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emission (energy conservation, renewable energies, change in energy use)
About Teaching the Guiding Principle
Other materials addressing GPe

Energy Literacy

Energy decisions are influenced by economic factors.
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5.4 Economic factors.
Energy decisions are influenced by environmental factors.
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5.6 Environmental factors.

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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • Content of video is limited to Texas, but as a large energy-producing state, it is informative to learn about efforts to shift to clean energy.
  • No specific data on this shift is referenced; instructor may want to have students verify some of Dr. Hayhoe's assertions.

About the Science

  • Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, climate scientist at Texas Tech and evangelical Christian, addresses many efforts underway in Texas to shift energy generation to renewable resources.
  • Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.

About the Pedagogy

  • Straight information delivery; no pedagogical framework.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Excellent visual quality.

Next Generation Science Standards See how this Video supports:

High School

Disciplinary Core Ideas: 4

HS-ESS3.A2:All forms of energy production and other resource extraction have associated economic, social, environmental, and geopolitical costs and risks as well as benefits. New technologies and social regulations can change the balance of these factors.

HS-ESS3.C1:The sustainability of human societies and the biodiversity that supports them requires responsible management of natural resources.

HS-ESS3.C2:Scientists and engineers can make major contributions by developing technologies that produce less pollution and waste and that preclude ecosystem degradation.

HS-ETS1.B1:When evaluating solutions, it is important to take into account a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, and to consider social, cultural, and environmental impacts.


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