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:
- Discuss how food production contributes to climate change?
- Discuss why animal-based products generally have higher greenhouse gas emissions.
- 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 |
|Developed by ||UIT Cambridge|
|Hosted at ||YouTube|
|Access ||Online |
|Computer Skills ||Basic |