Video: Climate Change and the Food We Eat

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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 (optional).

About‌ ‌the‌ ‌tool‌ ‌

Tool‌ ‌Name‌ ‌‘Food and Climate Change Without the Hot Air’ Launch
Discipline‌ ‌Environmental Sciences ‌
Topic(s)‌ ‌in‌ ‌Discipline‌ ‌Climate Change Overview, Agriculture, Food Security
Climate‌ ‌Topic‌ ‌ ‌Climate and Agriculture; Climate and Food Security
Type‌ ‌of‌ ‌tool‌ ‌ ‌Video
Grade‌ ‌Level‌ ‌Middle School, High School, Undergraduate
Location‌ ‌Global‌ ‌
Language‌ ‌English‌ ‌ ‌
Translation‌ ‌
Developed‌ ‌by‌ ‌  UIT Cambridge
Hosted‌ ‌at‌ ‌  YouTube
Link‌ ‌Link
Access‌ ‌Online‌ ‌
Computer‌ ‌Skills‌ ‌Basic‌ ‌
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