This 10-minute video presents an overview of consumerism and its impact on climate change. Data pertaining to spending and consumption trends is presented and challenges with decoupling climate-relevant emissions with economic spending trends are discussed, along with potential solutions. Citations are provided in small text on the bottom right corner of the screen, which need to be looked up from a list of resources linked in the video description. Although this takes additional effort to follow citations, this resource is recommended for teaching.
English Language Arts
Speaking & Listening (K-12)
11-12.SL.3 Evaluate a speaker's point of view, perspective, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.
Civics and Government (K-12)
HS.11 Analyze and evaluate the methods for challenging, resisting, and changing society in the promotion of equity, justice, and equality.
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.
Economics: National Economy (9-12)
HS.21 Analyze the ways in which incentives and competition influence production and distribution in a market system.