Our Beautiful Planet: A Carbon Free Future

Our Beautiful Planet is a series of compelling 5-to-10-minute science films highlighting the cutting edge research that climate scientists are doing to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues.

The Climate Initiative, the National Science Teacher’s Association (NSTA) and Kikim Media have partnered to launch these films and this collection of classroom-ready lesson plans and community activity and discussion guides that highlight the science and engineering practices scientists use to explain the phenomena of climate.

About the film: A Carbon Free Future

Electricity. Without it, our daily lives would be almost unimaginable. But unfortunately, the principal ways we’ve been producing it—by burning carbon-based fuels such as coal and natural gas—have released heat-trapping gases that have caused Earth’s climate to grow warmer at a rate never before seen in human history. What can we do about it? Join Nobel Prize-winning scientist and former Energy Secretary Steven Chu as he shows us how we can solve the electricity problem with the wide range of technologies that can lead us to a carbon free future.

TCI & Kikim Media Community Activity & Discussion Guide: Coming Soon!