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World Climate: Climate Change Negotiations Game
http://climateinteractive.org/simulations/world-climate

Tom Fiddaman, John Sterman, (Copyrighted by Climate Interactive, creators of the Climate Scoreboard, C-ROADS, Climate Bathtub and other interactive tools to enable thinking in systems)

This simulation provides scenarios for exploring the principles of climate dynamics from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Interconnections among climate issues, public stakeholders, and the governance spheres are investigated through creative simulations designed to help students understand international climate change negotiations.

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High School: 1 Performance Expectation, 2 Disciplinary Core Ideas, 5 Cross Cutting Concepts, 9 Science and Engineering Practices

Climate Literacy
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Humans affect climate
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Climate change has consequences
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5.1 Energy decisions are made at many levels.
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2. Knowledge of Environmental Processes and Systems:2.2 The Living Environment:D) Flow of matter and energy
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2. Knowledge of Environmental Processes and Systems:2.3 Humans and Their Societies:A) Individuals and groups
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2. Knowledge of Environmental Processes and Systems:2.4 Environment and Society:E) Environmental Issues
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Notes From Our Reviewers The CLEAN collection is hand-picked and rigorously reviewed for scientific accuracy and classroom effectiveness. Read what our review team had to say about this resource below or learn more about how CLEAN reviews teaching materials
Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • The original simulators may be best used for higher grade levels like college. http://climateinteractive.org/simulations
  • Scroll down to the section "Ways to Get Started Planning" for the button labeled "Facilitator Guide and Materials" to get to activity and model.

About the Science

  • Climate simulations provide an overview of climate-science for policy and political decision-making.
  • Formerly called the Copenhagen Climate Exercise.
  • Comments from expert scientist: Overall, this looks great and effectively combines experiential learning with fundamentals of climate politics and policy. The focus is on politics and policy negotiations, so only glancing attention paid to science as information input.

About the Pedagogy

    From the website description:
  • "The simulation debrief tends to cover multiple areas including international geo-political dynamics, the biogeochemistry of climate, oceans, plants, the carbon cycle, tipping points, cultural barriers to global agreements, managing hope and fear amidst an uncertain future, a systems perspective on complex issues, and the technological legal and behavioral changes that will help stabilize the climate."
  • "Overall we've seen World Climate help people quickly learn the policy-relevant science of climate change, viscerally experience the international dynamics, and succeed at crafting a solution to the challenges while taking a realistic look at the scale of changes ahead as we shift to a low-carbon global economy."

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Direct link to PDF: https://www.climateinteractive.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/World-Climate-Facilitator-Guide-Jul2015.pdf

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