This video discusses how to start enacting the many solutions to climate change, including the cost savings and social benefits that these solutions provide.
It discusses the implementation required and identifies solutions that span from individual actions to large-scale changes in regulations, agriculture, investments, transportation, and government expenditures.
This is a positive video that encourages people to take action and support climate solutions.
The video can be divided up into shorter sections, if needed.
Students should be familiar with topics such as taxes, government subsidies that support certain industries, and climate change.
The narrator says "hell" at 56 seconds into the video.
This is the final video in a series of six videos from Project Drawdown called "Climate Solutions 101."
This video could be used as an exit ticket for STEM classes after learning about climate change.
There are additional links to more information for extension material.
Students could research the various solutions to climate change in more detail using this table of solutions.
The resource presents immediate solutions for climate change with action plans to improve environmental sustainability and enhance economic development. The resource is recommended for teaching.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.
ETS1: Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-2 Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
HS-ETS1-3 Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 2: Economics
D2.Eco.1.6-8 Explain how economic decisions affect the well-being of individuals, businesses, and society.
D2.Eco.1.9-12 Analyze how incentives influence choices that may result in policies with a range of costs and benefits for different groups.
Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
D4.6.6-8 Draw on multiple disciplinary lenses to analyze how a specific problem can manifest itself at local, regional, and global levels over time, identifying its characteristics and causes, and the challenges and opportunities faced by those trying to address the problem.