Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.

Hermann Goering (1893-1946)

said to Gustav Gilbert at the Nuremburg Trials

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 [2004]

Under 1°C change:
Forget it! That train has left the station...
Snowpiercer [2013]

1°C-2°C change:
Sea level rises of 5-7 metres. Droughts, wildfires, storms...
Sharknado 5: Global Swarming [2017]

2°C-3°C change:
The Amazon Rainforest is dying. Water and food are harder to find...
Soylent Green [1973]

3°C-4°C change:
The tipping point of no return. The planet is forever different...
Godzilla: King of the Monsters [2019]

4°C-5°C change:
Sea level rises reach 70 metres. People cannot survive in the tropics. Southern Europe is desert....
Mad Max: Fury Road [2015]

5°C-6°C change:
251 million years ago global temperatures rose by 6°C. 95% of all living things died.
Beasts of the Southern Wild [2012]

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:

getfiles: Halloween 2019 Climate Crisis SOS

MP4 (Full HD Video), 298 mb PDF (Notes and crossword), 321 kb