This 12-minute video produced by AAAS features a number of experts on global climate change talking about its impacts to our planet. Part of the footage captures an Alaskan village and some of its leaders talking about the changes they are seeing in their own lifetimes. Changes in the natural world are models for what's to come, and it is important for teachers to teach about climate change because today's students are tomorrow's innovators.
This resource can be used to help enhance a lesson or unit on global climate change. Students can watch the video as part of a motivation and discuss in class what scientists say about global climate change, in particular how it is affecting the Alaskan town featured in the video. They can use the video as a starting off point for their own research into this issue.