Fun Way to Learn about Climate Change and What We Can Do

This episode of Emoji Science Lab is about climate change in which Bill Nye explains why climate change is a real deal in a fun way using emojis. The language is easy not only for adults to understand but also for kids.

Transcription.

Hey, Bill Nye here for the Emoji Science Lab. This episode: Climate Change.

Climate change is a real deal, everybody and here’s why. If we had some extraordinary car in some extraordinary highway and we can drive somehow straight up for an hour at highway speed, we’d be in outer space. It’s right there. The atmosphere is really thin.

Now back in 1750 there were about 1.5 billion people in the world. Well today there are 7.2 billion going on 7.3 billion people. Now that’s the problem. There’s billions of people breathing and burning the same thin atmosphere. Back in 1750 when James Watt created the first workable steam engine at about 250 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the world’s atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is good. It holds in heat. It keeps our earth toasty and warm for us humans. But now, there are over 400 parts per million. It’s the speed, it’s the rate that we are changing things that is causing all this trouble. Climate is changing because you and I are living here. Now, what should we do? Run in circles, screaming? No. Let’s get to work. Let’s use electricity we can generate renewably from wind and solar and then the key is we have to move it around the world through cool new cool transmission lines the someone is going to invent and develop and fund and distribute and then if we had a better battery or a better system of battery, better scheme of electrical energy storage, we could, dare I say it, change the world.

You can take some small actions at your home, at school and at your workplace to save the environment, by using water efficiently, using less energy for your commute, spreading the word and educating students about how climate change can impact us. Reduce, recycle and reuse. You can take some of these simple steps to cut out emissions from your vehicle while driving: Buy a fuel efficient vehicle, give your car a break and use public transport, use renewable fuels and don’t forget get your car tuned-up regularly.