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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, Economics

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  • Videos, 9 minutes, 12 seconds, CC
  • Charts, Graphs, and Tables

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YouTube Video

Climate Solutions 101: Putting It All Together

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  • This video describes how currently existing solutions that aim to reduce emission sources, support carbon sinks, and improve society can be used together to stop climate change.
  • The video discusses the economic benefits to stopping climate change by explaining the short term costs and long term returns on investment.
Teaching Tips


  • It is a very positive video that focuses on how we can stop climate change in the near future using only existing solutions. 
  • Complex data and ideas are represented visually in graphs and charts to aid in student understanding. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should have a basic understanding of climate change and its causes, since the video focuses on solutions only. 
  • This is the fifth video in a series of six videos from Project Drawdown called "Climate Solutions 101." 


  • In a science class, students could further investigate the climate change solutions mentioned in the video using this table also from Project Drawdown. 
  • This video could be used as an introduction to the En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator that is an interactive way for students to explore the impact of various climate change solutions. 
  • The graphs and charts from the video are available on the website and could be used in a science, math, or economics class to practice analyzing and interpreting data. 
  • There are additional videos, links, and graphics that could be used to supplement the video or as an extension.
Scientist Notes
The videos presents climate policies and measures the economic cost of adopting climate solutions to divest fossil fuels and combat climate change. These smart choices are insightful and recommended for teaching.
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
      • HS-ESS3-5. Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth systems.
    • ETS1: Engineering Design
      • HS-ETS1-1. Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.
  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • SL.8.2 Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats and evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind its presentation.
  • Social Studies
    • Economics
      • SS.Econ1.a.m Predict the opportunity costs of various decisions and explain why the opportunity cost might differ from person to person or in different situations. Assess how limited resources (e.g., money, land, natural resources, workers, time) impact the choices of individuals, households, communities, businesses, and countries.
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