Climate Change Videos

Climate Change Videos

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Climate change videos


  1. Click on the link.
  2. Watch the video and check each statement which is mentioned in the video. NOTE: this is a listening comprehension activity. Reading the information below the video will help give you background information, but it is not the same information that you will hear.
  3. Then add details from the video to support your answers. This might be an additional fact which is related to the statement, are it might a detail which corrects a false statement. You might not be able to add details for every statement, but you should do so when possible.
  4. There is an environmental suggestion given at the end of each video. You will be asked to summarize the suggestion in English. Some tips will be repeated in subsequent videos.


___1. Snow leopards live in the Himalayan Mountains in central Asia.

___2. Snow leopards are hunted because they kill livestock.

___3. Snow leopards live at higher altitudes in the summertime.

___4. Snow leopards eat large rodents as well as wild sheep and goats.

___5. There are 15,000 glaciers in the Hamalayas.

___6. 500,000,000 people depend on the water which comes from the glaciers in this area.

Translate the environmental suggestion into English:


___1. Orangutans spend most of their time in the trees.

___2. Their name means “man of the forest.”

___3. Orangutans are often captured and sold as pets.

___4. Drought is one of the major threats to the orangutan.

___5. Deforestation has severely reduced the orangutan population in Borneo and Sumatra.

___6. Forest fires have destroyed large areas in the orangutan’s habitat.

___7. The factors which have contributed to the reduction in orangutans are also dangerous to humans.

Translate the environmental suggestion into English.


___ 1. This is the largest species of sea turtle.

___ 2. These sea turtles live in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans.

___ 3. Sea turtles move to warmer waters to lay their eggs.

___ 4. Female sea turtles leave the sea several times a year to lay eggs.

___ 5. Sea turtles lay about 100 eggs at a time.

___ 6. The temperature during incubation determines the gender of the turtles.

___ 7. All reptiles’ genders are determined by the temperature during incubation.

___ 8. A temperature of 29.5 C will result in an equal number of each sex.

___ 9. Global warming may lead to significantly more female turtles being born.

Translate the environmental suggestion into English.


___ 1. The arctic fox is about the same size as a domestic cat.

___ 2. This fox’s coat turns white in the winter time.

___ 3. This fox’s diet is composed mostly of rodents.

___ 4. The red fox is a larger, stronger species of fox.

___ 5. The red fox is now able to live in the arctic fox’s territory because of global warming.

___ 6. Red foxes sometimes attack arctic foxes.

Translate the environmental suggestion into English.


___1. Bengal tigers need large territories to hunt.

___2. Bengal tigers eat deer and monkeys.

___3. Mangrove roots are buried in salt water.

___4. Mangrove trees help stabilize coastal zones.

___5. Pollution and shrimp farming are destroying mangrove swamps.

___6. Both humans and tigers are at risk as a result of the loss of mangrove swamps.

___7. The water level is rising in this area as a result of global warming.

___8. As a result of the rise in water level, many islands are disappearing into the delta.

___9. 100,000 km2 of mangrove swamps are at risk.

___ 1. This dolphin lives in the Indian Ocean.

___ 2. Coral reefs are made of small animals that live together in colonies.

___ 3. Coral is fragile and needs to live in warm water with a constant temperature.

___ 4. Global warming is increasing the acidity of the water surrounding coral reefs.

___ 5. Coral reefs are turning white and dying little by little.

___ 6. A rise in temperature will kill the coral reefs.

___ 7. If nothing changes, there won’t be any place in the ocean where coral reefs can develop by the end of the century.

Translate the environmental suggestion into English.