A Climate Video is Worth a Thousand Words!
Following are a variety of climate related videos that have been made available by their creators to be used to help raise awareness about the causes and solutions to global warming, as well as about the importance of taking action now to reverse climate change. Acknowledgment to the creators would be appropriate for events and other purposes.
A short video can enhance a variety of events, to engage an audience at a presentation or to open or warm up a meeting. We’d love to hear how they have been used, and any feedback, as well as other videos recommended for sharing. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, if you are putting on a public climate event, we’d be happy to help publicize it on the Climate Action Calendar. Whether for your own or a group’s use, enjoy and learn from these informative videos!
US Environmental Protection Agency: The US Environmental Protection Agency provides this explanation of climate change targeting student audiences:
Jimmy Kimmel and Climate Scientists: Jimmy takes a moment to talk about climate change and the confusing political argument that has emerged around it. NASA says that 97 percent of climate scientists agree that the warming we are experiencing is very likely due to human activity – but some politicians still want us to believe it’s all a hoax. So we enlisted the help of real climate scientists to clear some things up for us
The Thin Green Line This two minute video from the Sightline Institute provides a graphic depiction of how transport of coal through ports in the Pacific Northwest will risk five times the carbon emissions of the Keystone XL pipeline.
UW 2015 Climate Change Video Finalists produced 10 fine videos about climate change. Following are two, but if you or your group has an interest in using any of these videos for outreach events on global warming, contact the students directly or email us at info@CascadiaClimateAction.org for assistance.
An animation comparing the Immediate and Imminent:
This short video animation won Second place in the 2015 UW Climate Change Video Contest at Town Hall, Seattle, May 15, 2015.
Video and animation by: Erfan Dastournejad, Shoreline College, Shoreline, WA
A Video on Two Options for the Future:
The First Place High School Winner of 2015 UW Climate Change Contest.
Created by Leo Pfeifer & Meagen Tajalle, Ballard High School, Seattle, WA.
From Rachel Lodge on Vimeo. As people around the world work to slow and stop the carbon emissions from fossil fuel that have been overheating the earth and disrupting our climate, I wanted to create a simple hand-drawn video that shows a little bit of how carbon cycles back and forth between the atmosphere and living things, and how humans are part of this natural cycle, not apart from it. I hope that viewers will find some peacefulness and strength in this reminder of our place in nature as we confront the challenge of climate change.
The images were all originally done in ink and watercolor on paper. Thanks to the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (macaulaylibrary.org) for the bird songs and to Michael F. Benard (mister-toad.com/frogcalls.html) for the frog calls I used to make up the audio.