Climate ChangeGame

Climate ChangeGame

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The Climate ChangeGame puts you in charge of the global climate in a fast-paced multimedia simulation. It's an epic, multidimensional race between the rising temperature of the Earth, human greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change abatement activities. For 20 to 200 people.

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The Climate ChangeGame: Where you can DO something about global warming! The Climate ChangeGame puts you in charge of the global climate in a fast-paced multimedia simulation. It's an epic, multidimensional race between the rising temperature of the Earth, human greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change abatement activities.

The Climate ChangeGame, grounded in the latest scientific findings on climate change, puts 20 to 200 participants in charge of the global climate. Players act as leaders of governments, corporations, and as individuals as they make decisions that impact the global climate. While doing this, they learn about the options we have and what they can do to help avert climate change disaster. This simulation gets you thinking and acting from a new and empowered perspective. The game unfolds over an intense three-hour period.

Players, in teams representing the various actors and systems responsible for climate change, respond to the increasing crisis of global warming. Teams include Governments, the Private Sector, and Individuals. Each of these sectors starts with a different set of policy options and actions they can implement that will impact climate change. During the course of the simulation new options emerge from player interactions and creativity. Each team is divided into Status Quo and Change Maker players who battle it out to reach the global warming tipping point. Players learn about the challenges (and opportunities) of coming climate change, as well as develop and test out various strategies and actions that could mitigate, slow, or reverse the slide into the changed climate future in which we will all be living.

The simulation works well as a vehicle for deepening understanding of this complex issue, the exploration and development of options, and motivation for action. It's also good from the point of view that it is a socializing event as it places (often times) strangers together on teams where they communicate and work together solving problems while having fun.

In summary: It is a great way to learn a huge amount about the global climate issue in a short amount of time in a real world setting while having fun. The simulation addresses the question ”Now what?" What actions can we do that will make a difference? And it then provides players with the opportunity to take those actions.

(This program is delivered by Medard Gabel, author of six books on global problems, energy, food, climate change, and other topics. Trained by Al Gore as presenter of An Inconvenient Truth program. Developer of numerous simulations for governments, corporations and organizations. Presented programs for UN, US Congress, GM, IBM, Motorola, and colleges and universities around the world.)