Eddsworld – Climate Change

What do you know about climate change? This short webtoon was created by Edd Gould in collaboration with environmental organisation TVE (Television for the Environment). The aim was to raise awareness about climate change. 

Instructions

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercise. Remember you can read the transcript at any time. 

Transcript

Edd: Ahh, nothing like an electric fan on a hot day.

Friend: Err, Edd, I don't think we should be using this much electricity.

Edd: What do you mean?

Friend: Well, if we keep using this much electricity then the power plants that provide it will have to work overtime and that will result in the excretion of excessive amounts of greenhouse gases that will travel to the polar ice caps and boil and melt them and cause the sea levels to rise which will ultimately result in extreme weather changes, no doubt causing the Earth to both overheat and flood simultaneously.

Edd: Don't be silly! Like our electricity usage alone could cause that!

Friend: Yeah, I guess you're right. Hey, can I have one of those?

Edd: No.

Engineer 1: Somebody somewhere is sure using a lot of electricity.

Engineer 2: And your point is?

Engineer 1: Huh, I just like to narrate.

Friend 2: What's that sound?

Friend: Holy hot dog in a toaster – it's a giant wave!

Friend 3: Hey, Edd.

Edd: It's not THAT big, I've seen bigger. (He turns.) Err, that's slightly bigger!

Friend: Quick, Edd, turn everything off before it's too late.

Edd: How on Earth will that do anything now?

Friend: Turn everything off now! Oh man, oh man, it's getting closer! (Edd starts unplugging things.) Hello? Yeah it's me. Look, I might not be around much longer so I thought I'd better call. Yeah, that's right. With extra anchovies please. Ahhh, it's right in front of me! (He takes off his 3D glasses.) Oh, that's mildly better. Ninety-seven, ninety-eight, ninety-nine, one hundred. Ready or not, here I gooooo … (Edd pulls out the last plug.)

Edd: Well, that's just silly.

Friend 2: You know what, guys? I’ve learned something today.

Friend: That's right, we do need to seriously consider cutting back on our electricity usage, even if it's just something small like turning stuff off completely before we go to bed, because if we don't we are all going to die.

Man: Well, that was the lamest thing I've ever seen, and that rainbow thing was so ... wait, is that a giant wave?

© Television for the Environment

Discussion

Do you turn off electrical devices? What do you do to save energy? What do you think about climate change? 

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Comments

Submitted by hermione123 on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 06:45

haha.. besides that the video explains us about climate change and global warming and saving electricity, the video is just sooooo..... amusing! fantastic video! i can't stop smiling, anyway.

Submitted by Dekka on Fri, 04/17/2020 - 17:48

I think climate change will have a negative impact on our world. for example, some countries may become uninhabitable due to increased humidity and high average temperatures, and warming will negatively affect crop yields.
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Submitted by Shizuka on Fri, 07/06/2018 - 08:53

I really loved eddsworld, it was a great youtube series. This video should have been spread around since people still dont understand why we shoudn´t use too much electricity. It may seem like a silly video but it could acually help alot.
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Submitted by CherryBlossomEnglish on Sun, 03/04/2018 - 14:35

The video is very useful. People just MUST pay attention on their waste.
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Submitted by CherryBlossomEnglish on Sat, 03/03/2018 - 15:08

Firstyeah!
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Submitted by CherryBlossomEnglish on Sun, 03/04/2018 - 14:33

So, time to say smth about the video. I turn off all electrical devices when I don't need them, except the mobile charger because I need it every minute. I know a lot about climate changes. And it was our fault that animals on arctic can't live normally because of global warming. People have created a lot of youth groups and councils, to help the animals survive. Now, there are more extinct species: polar bears. More and more animals die because their changed climate is not eligible for their life.

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