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  • Videos, 3 minutes, 10 seconds, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus

Global, North America, United States


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Allergic to Meat? It's Happening Thanks to Climate Change.

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  • This video describes how climate change is increasing the risk of diseases carried by ticks due to their expanding regional and seasonal territory, brought about by warming winters. 
  • The video discusses two tick-borne diseases in particular: Lyme disease and one that causes a meat allergy in humans. 
Teaching Tips


  • The topic of this video is unique and will prompt curiosity in students. 
  • This animated video is visually engaging and will hold students' attention. 
  • The video includes multiple maps and graphs to aid in understanding. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • There may be an ad before the video and the actual content of the video ends at 2 minutes, 30 seconds. 
  • Students should already be familiar with climate change before watching this video. 
  • Though the video mainly uses maps and data from the United States, the global relevance is highlighted. 


Scientist Notes
Lone Star ticks and other insects are increasingly spreading as a result of warmer temperatures in North America. As the ticks bite animals and humans, it causes meat allergies and threatens public health. This resource is insightful and recommended for teaching.

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