Academic journal article Science Scope

Weather Gone Wild

Academic journal article Science Scope

Weather Gone Wild

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Weather Gone Wild

By Sue Ridout. Rent for $85; purchase for $250. Bullfrog Films. Oley, PA. 2014.

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Is climate change having an effect on our weather? The documentary Weather Gone Wild is a fast-paced and informative film that investigates how our society will need to face up to the weather challenges created by climate change. The film explores how different cities are planning for a future of extreme weather.

One of the best parts of this film is that it could be used to introduce different science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts to a classroom. Much of the film focuses on how technology and engineering are being used to help cities adapt to the weather problems created by climate change. The film uses a variety of interesting examples to demonstrate how cities are coping with extreme weather. The first city highlighted is in Alberta, Canada, and the film shows how the city has engineered water diversion projects to protect the city from the major river flowing through it. Other STEM examples are illustrated with New York City's use of oyster beds to slow or prevent storm surge and their design of buildings that are protected from rising sea levels. …

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