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A game designer's contribution to the climate solution

A game designer's contribution to the climate solution

A game designer's contribution to the climate solution Posted on 13 August 2012 by Chris Crawford Guest post by games designer Chris Crawford Let's face it, climate change is a complicated business. Although it arises from an overall warming of the planet, it changes weather patterns that can lead to cooler temperatures and greater snowfall in some locations. The assiduous efforts of the deniers to confuse the public only adds to the problem. When we try to discuss solutions, the complexities go through the roof. The web is full of great websites, such as this one, that provide clear explanations of the situation, but to see the big picture, readers have to plough through a lot of material. One alternative is to communicate these ideas through an educational simulation. I'm an old hand at game design, and I did this 22 years ago with a game called Balance of the Planet. 14...

Full article: http://www.skepticalscience.com/news.php?n=1578

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