This information-dense video describes many lines of evidence for anthropogenic climate change, including glacial retreat, ice core data, sea level rise, and changes in weather patterns.
Historic global climate patterns are explained in this video, along with the causes and implications of anthropogenic climate change.
This video also details the human impacts of the climate crisis such as migration, adaptation, and property loss.
This video comprehensively covers evidence for climate change, paleoclimatology, and the causes and implications of climate change.
This video is dense with scientific vocabulary and concepts. Necessary background knowledge includes a basic understanding of weather, glaciers, climate, Earth history, and scientific evidence.
This video could be broken up into the following different sections for viewing and summarizing: evidence for climate change, historic global climate change, and implications of climate change.
Students could create a KWL chart and fill in the chart before, during, and after they view the video.
Teachers could create a viewing guide with key questions for understanding to support student comprehension.
This video is aptly named "Crash Course" as it covers the basics of climate change science in 12 minutes. The information presented in this video is accurate and verifiable, with one exception. The video states that there is greater than 95% probability that humans are causing climate change. This video predates the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 6th Assessment Report, which says "It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land." There is no longer any room for doubt in the cause of global warming. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Science and Engineering
ESS2: Earth’s Systems
HS-ESS2-4 Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth’s systems result in changes in climate.
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
Geography 1 (D2): Students understand the geography of the community, Maine, the United States, and various regions of the world, and geographic influences on life in the past, present, and future by describing the impact of change on the physical and cultural environment.
Geography 1 (D2): Students understand the geography of the United States and various regions of the world and the effect of geographic influences on decisions about the present and future by using inquiry to predict and evaluate consequences of geographic influences.
Geography 2 (F2): Students understand geographic aspects of unity and diversity in Maine, the United States, and the world, including Maine Native American communities, by summarizing and interpreting the relationship between geographic features and cultures of Maine Native Americans, and historical and recent immigrant groups in Maine, the United States, and the world.