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Climate Change and the Food We Eat


A video by Sarah Bridle that introduces her book, ‘Food and Climate Change Without the Hot Air. Change your diet: the easiest way to help save the planet’ as well as the website and game built around it. This video highlights how food production contributes to a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gases and why there is a need for a shift in diet and nutrition practices.

Students will be introduced to the contents as well as motivations behind Birdle’s book. They will further learn about the variations in greenhouse gas emissions caused by producing different foods and how this information could potentially be used to shift diet and farming practices.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. Discuss how food production contributes to climate change?
  2. Discuss why animal-based products generally have higher greenhouse gas emissions.
  3. Use the polls in the video comparing foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the classroom
About Tool
Tool Name‘Food and Climate Change Without the Hot Air’ Launch
DisciplineEnvironmental Sciences
Topic(s) in DisciplineClimate Change Overview, Agriculture, Food Security
Climate TopicClimate and Food Security
Type of toolVideo (58 mins)
Grade LevelMiddle School, High School, Undergraduate
Translation     –
Developed byUIT Cambridge
Hosted atYouTube
Computer SkillsBasic

Mapped Sustainable Development Goal(s), apart from 4 and 13


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