3 Extreme Climate Fixes

Could clouds be the key to slowing climate change? Cirrus clouds trap more heat than other clouds, thus keeping the Earth warmer; if scientists can get rid of them, the Earth might cool down. An eye-opening video delves into three extreme—but possible—solutions to climate change. These include creating designer clouds, fertilizing the oceans with iron for more phytoplankton, and putting sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video on a day when discussing how humans can slow down climate change
  • Have pairs or groups research other ways humans can help deter climate change
Classroom Considerations

  • Video and concepts fit with both middle and high schoolers
Pros

  • Engaging video due to the fascinating suggestions of how to fix climate change
  • Video is less than five minutes
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS