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There's a game of Tetris happening on a global scale: The playing space is planet Earth, and all those pesky, stacking blocks represent carbon dioxide - a greenhouse gas that is piling up ever more rapidly as we burn the fossil fuels that run our cars, factories and power plants. Joss Fong outlines how this overload of CO2 leads to climate change and reminds us that, unlike Tetris, we won't get an opportunity to start over and try again.
The video in describing the source of and the role of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere can be used to illustrate cause and effect in both a linear and circular fashion. Further exploration encourages student system thinking.
While numerous videos have been produced to explain the causes and consequences of climate change, this one may be more effective than others because it draws an analogy between what is happening in the atmosphere and the game of Tetris.
The resource also includes references to a number of other videos that investigate other elements of the climate change story.
The video would serve as an effective introduction to the study of climate change.
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