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This Weather Channel's video about climate change transports viewers both forward and back in time with immersive mixed reality. Viewers travel thousands of miles across the globe to see the effects of climate change on polar ice caps.
The segment, hosted by meteorologist Jen Carfagno, starts with her standing on top of a virtual rendition of what Charleston, South Carolina might look like in the year 2100. She then points out the city's flooded streets and noted that much of the city will become uninhabitable by 2100. She's then transported to present day Norfolk, Virginia, which is already experiencing the affects of rising waters. Viewers then zoom through clouds to thousands of miles away to the Jakobshavn Glacier in Greenland. Time rewinds and viewers see what the glacier looked like in 1851.
This extremely realistic video aims to bring attention to the effects of global warming both on the environment and on human lives.
Immersive Mixed Reality Climate Change is an excellent video to help students learn the effects and consequences of climate change for the environment and human lives. This video would be a great to use to help students visualize the long term effects of climate change in Science classes and certain Social Studies classes. It would be helpful in initiating discussions among students.
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