1. Climate Questions is a weekly BBC podcast. Here’s all the full episodes https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w13xtvb6/episodes/player and here’s a page of short clips, two- to three-minutes long, that might work quite well in the classroom https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w13xtvb6/clips
Here’s an audio clip from Behavioural changes that helped stop Cape Town running out of water https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p098g3xh
and here’s a video clip from Why are we still buying the world’s most polluting car? which ends with the question, Would you give up your car to save the planet? https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09gd2hl
2. Here’s the food episode of the TILclimate (Today I Learned: Climate) podcast from MIT, Today I Learned About What I Eat https://climate.mit.edu/til-about-what-eat-educator%20guide Each episode of the podcast is about fifteen minutes long and is accompanied by an ‘educator guide’ https://climate.mit.edu/sites/default/files/2022-01/TILclimate%20What%20I%20Eat%20Educator%20Guide%20FULL.pdf (You can also download teacher notes and student activities separately.)
Two key take-aways? 30% of all food in the USA gets wasted and over 40% (!) of the land is used for raising livestock for food.
In addition, there’s a general guide to using TILclimate materials https://climate.mit.edu/sites/default/files/2021-08/How%20to%20Use%20TILclimate%20Educator%20Guides.pdf PDFs of both ‘What I Eat’ educator guide and general guide below.
3. Here’s an accessible fifteen-minute talk by Ros Rickaby from Oxford University, Can we remove carbon from the atmosphere? https://youtu.be/xnKweoDkoJ0 (The video starts three minutes in.)
4. Here’s a longer read from the new issue of International Affairs on Researching climate justice: a decolonial approach to global climate governance by Jan Wilkens and Alvine R. C. Datchoua-Tirvaudey https://academic.oup.com/ia/article/98/1/125/6484828 PDF below as well.
5. And, finally, if you tasted – survived? – some of those obsessive coffee videos last Tuesday, here’s a similarly detailed (written) account of fashionable ‘bean-to-bar’ chocolate from the Vittles food blog. Spoiler alert: much of it is far from bean-to-bar https://vittles.substack.com/p/the-perils-and-promise-of-bean-to