Climate change simulations that project future climates are widely used used for adaptation, mitigation and resilience planning by climate modellers and analysts. However research undertaken by the Teaching the Future project indicates they may have great value along with climate games in engaging young people in climate debates and positive action.
The simulations and games can allow developments over time to be portrayed and role play and management options to be explored. Both local and global mitigation issues can be addressed.
Educational games can help students in conceptual development when learning about complex issues and specifically help them learn about climate change and empathise with the issues. They may even help change attitudes towards the science, their lifestyle and illuminate the impact on people and ecosystems.
Teaching the Future is thus seeking to compile a list of interesting and valuable climate change simulations and games.
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