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Australian Wildfires, Climate Change and the Family Farm

Secondary, Middle

Description

A farming family in Australia describes their battle to save their home during the 2019 wildfires and calls on the government for changes to climate policies. The video captures the devastation caused by the fires and the ongoing threat they pose to much of rural Australia. The connection between climate change and catastrophic events and the urgent need to balance economic and environmental interests are made clear.

General Assessment

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The focus of the video is extreme weather events in a warming climate. It will support any discussion of climate change impacts and demonstrate the need for sustainable development.

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Themes Addressed

  • Air, Atmosphere & Climate (1)

    • Climate Change