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8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, AP® / College


Science, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, Engineering

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  • Videos, 14 minutes, 23 seconds, CC

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YouTube Video

Climate Solutions 101: Making It All Happen

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  • This video discusses how to start enacting the many solutions to climate change, including the cost savings and social benefits that these solutions provide.
  • It discusses the implementation required and identifies solutions that span from individual actions to large-scale changes in regulations, agriculture, investments, transportation, and government expenditures.
Teaching Tips


  • This is a positive video that encourages people to take action and support climate solutions.
  • The video can be divided up into shorter sections, if needed.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be familiar with topics such as taxes, government subsidies that support certain industries, and climate change.
  • The narrator says "hell" at 56 seconds into the video.
  • This is the final video in a series of six videos from Project Drawdown called "Climate Solutions 101."


Scientist Notes
The resource presents immediate solutions for climate change with action plans to improve environmental sustainability and enhance economic development. The resource is recommended for teaching.
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 8.ESS3.4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
    • ETS1: Engineering Design
      • MS.ETS1.2 Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
      • HS.ETS1.3 Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.
  • Social Sciences
    • Economics (K-8)
      • 7.8 Examine how economic decisions affect the well-being of individuals, businesses, and society.
    • Economics: Microeconomics/Decision-Making (9-12)
      • HS.13 Analyze how incentives influence choices that may result in policies with a range of costs and benefits for different groups.
    • Social Science Analysis (K-12)
      • 8.34 Analyze how a specific problem can manifest itself at local, regional, and global levels over time, identifying its characteristics and causes, and the challenges and opportunities faced by those trying to address the problem.
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    • Great discussion of how to start solving this global problem!
      2 years ago