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Youth Climate Story: Climate Denial in Florida

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  • In this video, climate activist Anisa of Tampa offers tips and advice for engaging in climate conversations with people who deny climate change. 
  • A lesson plan and student worksheet are included to accompany this video, once you sign in.
Teaching Tips


  • Anisa discusses how climate activists must be brave to have these conversations, which is an excellent lesson for students.
  • The lesson provides students with an opportunity to practice talking about climate change.

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  • The video is available without an account but teachers must sign in to access the other materials.


  • This video can be used as part of a unit on communication and storytelling in an English language arts class.
  • Make sure to approach this topic with sensitivity. Some students may have family members or friends that see climate change as a divisive issue.
  • Other resources about communicating climate include this article about effective climate communication and this interactive survey.
Scientist Notes

This resource is recommended for teaching.

  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 4: Communicating and Critiquing Conclusions
      • D4.2.6-8 Construct explanations using reasoning, correct sequence, examples, and details with relevant information and data, while acknowledging the strengths and weaknesses of the explanations.
      • D4.2.9-12 Construct explanations using sound reasoning, correct sequence (linear or non-linear), examples, and details with significant and pertinent information and data, while acknowledging the strengths and weaknesses of the explanation given its purpose (e.g., cause and effect, chronological, procedural, technical).
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