Source: FRONTLINE Heat
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FRONTLINE Heat is a global report on what is being done by the world’s largest corporations and governments to respond to the challenges posed by climate change and to the call for reductions in carbon emissions.
In this video case study from Heat, correspondent Martin Smith explores the U.S. the car industry's resistance to higher fuel efficiency standards and its impact on the climate.
Cars in America Business Module (Document)
In this video case study and corresponding business module, students are asked to consider how industries and governments are responding to climate change through a set of key themes, discussion questions and a classroom exercises. Students will present solutions to the challenging problems posed in the module.
In Cars in America: Investing in Detroit’s Future, we explore how America’s love affair with cars continues to present massive challenges to the reduction of greenhouse gases. Detroit's 'Big Three' have fallen behind in fuel-efficiency and hybrid research and development, and the U.S. government has been slow to impose carbon restriction on vehicles. With Detroit being recently bailed out by government and tax-payer dollars, students are asked to develop recommendations for an industry that is too big to fail and represents the livelihood of millions of Americans.
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