The Climate Action Simulation is a highly interactive, role-playing game for groups to explore the different stakeholders and solutions that need to come together to take action on climate change. It is framed by the En-ROADSsimulator, which allows participants to rapidly assess the impacts of different solutions to climate change—like energy supply subsidies, energy efficiency, or land use changes. The game is conducted as a simulated emergency climate summit organized by the United Nations to establish a concrete plan to limit global warming by bringing together government, business, and civil society representatives. This game is a fun format for large groups to explore climate change solutions and see what it would really take to address this global challenge. The Climate Action Simulation was co-developed by Climate Interactive, the MIT Sustainability Initiative, and the UMass Lowell Climate Change Initiative.
If you are interested in simulations and the climate change issue, check out the World Climate Simulation. The World Climate Simulation is a roleplaying exercise of the United Nations climate change negotiations. Through the simulation, participants play the role of country/regional delegates or additional conference attendees such as fossil fuel lobbyists or climate activists. They get to explore the necessary speed and level of action that nations must take to address global climate change. At the heart of the experience is the use of the interactive simulation model C-ROADS, which rapidly analyzes the results of the game play and provides feedback.
The under-insulation of homes is a huge problem that has a far-reaching negative impact on climate change and poverty. The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) reported that approximately 90% of U.S. single-family homes are under-insulated and are wasting energy and money, as well as decreasing homeowners’ comfort levels. A little over 14% of all energy use in the United States is consumed in homes, and heating and cooling is one of the biggest energy uses in the home. NAIMA estimates that, on average, properly insulating older homes will keep an average of one ton of CO2 out of the atmosphere; this is not a one-time savings but year after year for as long as that house is in use.
One of our board directors is a scientist/professor Dr. Chandana Mitra. She is a Climatologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Geosciences, Auburn University. She is part of a team that runs the Alabama Environment Awareness Channel. They are part of “Amverica View” with funding from the U.S. Geological Society. We recommend you subscribe to their channel as they are continually updating the channel with additional simulations relative to earth remote sensing.
What does it take to convince people that climate change is really? What does it take to convince you that anything is real and that you need to take action. Here is a short animation discussing what percent of experts does it take you to believe and take action?