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To save man from the morass of propaganda, in my opinion, is one of the chief aims of education. Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction

Martin Luther King (1957-1968)

The Maroon (Morehouse College Student Paper), 1947

What's wrong with planting new forests?

Recorded: August 26th, 2019

Notes:

The video above is slowed to 90% of the original speed and lasts just over three and a half minutes (there's also the option of downloading a four minute version slowed to 80%). One way of using the video is to pause it when the title appears and then solicit answers from the class. If no-one can come up with a reason then brainstorm or introduce a list of such phrases as:

  • I don't know!
  • No idea!
  • You tell me!
  • Your guess is as good as mine!
  • Who knows?

Next go through various regions of the world and ask the class who thinks tree cover has increased there and who thinks tree cover has decreased. Then watch the video. Alternatively use this sheet.

getfile: What's wrong with planting new forests?

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