I do not agree that the dog in a manger has the final right to the manger even though he may have lain there for a very long time. I do not admit that right. I do not admit for instance, that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia. I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly wise race to put it that way, has come in and taken their place.
Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
To the Peel Commission, 1937
Halloween 2019 Climate Crisis SOS
Video Quiz [What words come next?]
This video was created for the 2019 Wise Hat Halloween lesson parties for Junior High school aged children and older. Running time: just over 15 minutes. The format is a multiple choice quiz and viewers are invited to guess the next line of dialogue after each movie pauses. Before each movie there is a caption giving a little information about what will happen as the Earth warms:
0°C change (baseline)
Pre-industrial times during the "Little Ice Age"...
The Day After Tomorrow 
Under 1°C change:
Forget it! That train has left the station...
Sea level rises of 5-7 metres. Droughts, wildfires, storms...
Sharknado 5: Global Swarming 
The Amazon Rainforest is dying. Water and food are harder to find...
Soylent Green 
The tipping point of no return. The planet is forever different...
Godzilla: King of the Monsters 
Sea level rises reach 70 metres. People cannot survive in the tropics. Southern Europe is desert....
Mad Max: Fury Road 
251 million years ago global temperatures rose by 6°C. 95% of all living things died.
Beasts of the Southern Wild 
As things stand the world will hit a 3°-4°C change by 2100. Such a world will only support around 1 billion people...
More information about the consequences of climate change can be found here and here. In addition to the video there's alos a 2 page PDF file with some notes about each film and a crossword using words from those notes:
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