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Texans don't care about climate change, right?

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.

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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 Content

  • Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, climate scientist at Texas Tech and evangelical Christian, addresses many efforts underway in Texas to shift energy generation to renewable resources.
  • Comments from expert scientist:
  • Scientific strengths: Katharine outlines the various climate change challenges and potential successes Texans are and can be a part of.
  • Concerns: This resource is not super scientific. I feel that it is more of an advertisement for why Texans should care about climate change. I think it's important, but not sure it meets scientific standards. I think this could be a great supplemental or introductory resource but not sure it's a good standalone resource.

About the Pedagogy

  • Straight information delivery; no pedagogical framework.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Excellent visual quality.

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Entered the Collection: November 2019 Last Reviewed: April 2017

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