97% of Climate Scientists Really Do Agree

Why do some people still question climate change? Discover the components of consensus with a video from a well-written science playlist. The narrator guides viewers through the process of reviewing climate publications, how exclusive language sometimes excludes good science, and how the public views climate change.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Add the video to a climate unit to explore the difference between consensus and public perception of the climate change issue
  • Check out Hot Mess, a YouTube channel devoted to climate issues 
Classroom Considerations

  • For younger learners, pause the video and make sure they understand how to calculate the 97% consensus
Pros

  • The resource is eye-opening and interesting 
  • Illustrations help explain the content for viewers unfamiliar with the scientific publication process
Cons

  • None
Common Core