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Author

Rutgers Climate Institute

Grades

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, Economics

Resource Type

  • Videos, 2 minutes, 48 seconds, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus

Global, North America, United States, USA - Northeast, New Jersey

Format

YouTube Video

How Will Climate Change Impact Agriculture?

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Synopsis
  • This video from Rutgers Climate Institute outlines the ways that farmers, specifically in New Jersey, will be impacted by unpredictable weather events as a result of climate change. 
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • It is brief, while able to make a convincing argument that climate change will impact our agricultural systems and the ability to rely on certain staple foods.
  • Although it is focused specifically on agriculture in New Jersey, the content can be applied to agriculture globally.

Additional Prerequisites

  • The content of the video ends at 2 minutes, 26 seconds and the remaining time is the credits.
  • Students should understand why agriculture is dependent on predictable weather patterns, and how rising global temperatures lead to unpredictable weather patterns.

Differentiation

Scientist Notes
The video presents the uncertainties posed by climate change on agricultural production. Shifts in climate can cause extreme weather events, short-term droughts, unpredictable rainfall, violent storms, etc. It makes planting more difficult as farmers are no longer able to predict planting seasons using their indigenous knowledge and intuition. This resource is recommended for teaching.
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