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  • This animated video depicts a fictional situation in which aliens observe that humans caused Earth's climate crisis and eventually the humans choose to take action and save the planet.
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  • This video can be used in discussions or activities about brainstorming climate solutions.
  • The video presents a hopeful message that climate change can be stopped through global collaboration.

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  • Some resources that are focused on climate solutions include this table of solutions, this video about climate solutions, and this video about natural climate solutions.  
  • A few discussion questions for this video include:
    • Why do you think people ignore climate change or choose to do nothing, even though they are aware of the situation?
    • What do you see as your role in climate action?
    • Do you think we could change our planet's climate change trajectory if we work collaboratively?
Scientist Notes

There is no misconception in the video, except for the statement, "our climate is changing in a dangerous way." Climate change is only a variation or change in the climatic conditions experienced in a particular location over a long period. Weather or its patterns could be erratic, moderate, extreme, or fair because they occur for a short period. Other content is good, and it's recommended for teaching.

  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 4: Taking Informed Action
      • D4.7.6-8 Assess their individual and collective capacities to take action to address local, regional, and global problems, taking into account a range of possible levers of power, strategies, and potential outcomes.
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