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Please watch, TiPACCs: Antarctica and Tipping Points

Answer the following questions:

1. How thick is the ice in kilometers, as referenced in the video?

2. How many times higher than the Statue of Liberty is that?

3. If it melted, by how many meters would the sea level rise worldwide?

4. What is an ice shelf, as described in the video?

5. Two ice shelves are mentioned.  What is the name of the first one mentioned?

6. What is the name of the second ice shelf mentioned?

7. Two main tipping points are mentioned in the video.  What is the first?

8. What is the second tipping point mentioned in the video?

9. What happens if the density barriers are broken?


 

Please watch "The Mathematics of Tipping Points | Thomas Bury | TEDxUofTSalon"

1. List at least ten important points made in this video.  (10 points apiece) Make a point, please, to include definitions of positive and negative feedback loops, as well as, runaway processes, and critical slowing down.

2. How do these ten points you have listed "tie in" to the melting ice in Antarctica?  


 

Please watch the video "School strike for climate - save the world by changing the rules | Greta Thunberg | TEDxStockholm"

Watch the entire video.  You are going to fact-check what is said in this video, by doing research on it.  You will put this research in your Library Holding Bin.

Pick AT LEAST TWO things said in this video that you will fact-check.   

1. What is the first thing said in this video that you want to fact check?

2. What is the second thing said in the video that you want to fact check?


 

From the video, "School strike for climate - save the world by changing the rules | Greta Thunberg | TEDxStockholm" you picked something said that you are going to fact check.

1. What was the first thing said in the video that you are going to fact check?

2. At what time frame was it said in the video?

3. What keywords did you use to find out if what she said is true?

4. Go to the Library, online.  Provide the citation information for your source, in APA format.

5. Read the article, or at least, read the abstract of the article.  Does the article support what was said in the video?

 

From the video, "School strike for climate - save the world by changing the rules | Greta Thunberg | TEDxStockholm" you picked something said that you are going to fact check.

1. What was the second thing said in the video that you are going to fact check?

2. At what time frame was it said in the video?

3. What keywords did you use to find out if what she said is true?

4. Go to the Library, online.  Provide the citation information for your source, in APA format.

5. Read the article, or at least, read the abstract of the article.  Does the article support what was said in the video?


 

From the video, "School strike for climate - save the world by changing the rules | Greta Thunberg | TEDxStockholm" notice what she said.  "But the one thing we need more than hope is action"

In a future test, you will be writing another letter to Congress, but this time, the subject will be related to Climate Change and/or Green Energy.  

With what you saw and heard in this video fresh in your mind, plus the fact-checking you did, please start a rough draft for another Letter to Congress.  In this rough draft please address the following questions:

1. What is the problem you want to address?  Explain in a short paragraph please, about 5 sentences long.

2. What references and/or statistics do you have to back up your problem?  Explain in a short paragraph please, about 5 sentences long.

3. What action do you want them to take?   Explain in a short paragraph please, about 5 sentences long.

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