The Climate Change Game Short Description:
Players in The Climate Change Game solve problems caused by climate change.
The Climate Change Game Long Description:
Players in The Climate Change Game look for solutions to problems caused by climate change. At the beginning of each game a player is given random values for his/her level of Voter Support, his/her tax revenues, global greenhouse gas emissions, and the Earths temperature. The player must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to a safe level and Earths temperature to a comfortable level while keeping the support of the majority of voters and receiving adequate tax revenues to implement decisions.
To achieve these goals, players can choose to make randomly presented Decisions to change the energies they use or use them in a different way, and Decisions about taxes; answer randomly presented Questions on Climate Change and related environmental topics; respond to random Natural Events (such as volcanic eruptions) which affect Climate; respond to People's Choices (unpredictable, popular human actions which impact Greenhouse Gas emissions and tax revenues), and random Economic and Political decisions by other countries that affect the global level of greenhouse gas emissions. Any topic can be researched using the comprehensive Glossary.
A player wins The Climate Change Game and is rewarded with re-election - if he or she
- can help reduce global Greenhouse Gas emissions to the level required by the Kyoto
- is not spending more money than his/her people pay in taxes, AND
- has maintained Voter Support of at least 51 percent AND
- Earths Temperature is comfortable" for life.
Other Software Products by Environmental Education Games:
1) The Mapinguari Game
2) The Whale Game
3) The Rhino Game