World Climate: A Computer-Simulation-Based Role-Playing Exercise

This simulation provides scenarios for exploring the principles of climate dynamics from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Inter-connections among climate issues, public stakeholders and the governance spheres are investigated through creative simulations designed to support learners' understanding of international climate change negotiations.

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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)

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

For some learners or learning environments, simplified simulators such as the Climate Bathtub Animation (http://climateinteractive.org/simulations/bathtub/the-climate-bathtub-an...) or the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Simulator ([http://climateinteractive.org/simulations/mits-greenhouse-gas-simulator) may be more accessible or appropriate.

Active role playing scenarios can be customized or updated by educators to reflect the changing "climate" of decision-making.