TED TALKS series, Filmed Feb 2012 • Posted Mar 2012 • TED2012
Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he outlines the overwhelming evidence that change is happening and why that makes him deeply worried about the future.
To stimulate discussion about the debate over climate change and his struggle to create awareness.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
Imagine a giant asteroid on a direct collision course with Earth. That is the equivalent of what we face now [with climate change], yet we dither.” (James Hansen)
Watch >> TED Talks: James Hansen: Why I must speak out about climate change
TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE
As background information to teach about the struggle to create awarenes of climate change and to prepare the public for the impact of future climate.
Assessment is at the discretion of the educator and how this video is applied.