Climate Change is Boring

How can something so important be, well, boring? Explore the opinions of random citizens through a video by Veritasium. The narrator asks open-ended questions to interviewees about global warming, their personal efforts to reduce carbon emissions, and the hole in the ozone layer.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Before playing the video, ask the class what they think about climate change and what they do to help the environment
  • Follow up with information about the UN climate summit mentioned in the resource including what world leaders decided to do at the summit
Classroom Considerations

  • The video requires no prior knowledge and is a great way to kick off a discussion or unit about climate change

  • The narrator asks questions carefully to produce the most honest answers
  • Each topic in the video is backed up with facts and data

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Common Core