I Live in the Eastern US - Does Climate Change Matter to Me? | Global Weirding

This video discusses impacts that the Eastern US is experiencing due to climate change. It describes the seasonal shifts that may affect tourism in New England, extreme heat in the Southeast, how rising sea level affects coastal areas, changes in hurricane intensity, the spread of invasive species and disease, as well as other topics.

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Katharine Hayhoe
Global Weirding Series

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Teaching Tips

This is an excellent spring-board video for lessons. An instructor can break this video into specialized data sections to launch a myriad of activities - think of a web diagram with the video in the center.

Since there is so much data presented in this video, it would be good to show it full length at first and then repeat it, stopping and restarting it, so the students could take accurate notes. By re-watching, restarting and stopping it will also allow students sufficient time to process the information individually or begin a small group/whole group discussion.

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