Climate Interactive’s Phil Rice recently ran our World Climate exercise for science and social studies students at St. Johnsbury Academy in Vermont. Some of his reflections are below:
Students were eager to engage and asked good questions.
The students wouldn’t get aggressive about % reduction- best they’d offer was 2%. The Developed world was resistant to working with the other groups.
During the exercise and in the debrief, they did ask a lot of good questions and stayed engaged in the role play pretty well. An interesting question in the debrief was basically in the form of, “OK, but do you have a way we could simulate the effects of the changes we could make? Because that is what we need to know now.”
I got a lot out of working with these engaged young adults. They have a lot of energy and they are into learning.
Videos of the exercise at Dartmouth and elsewhere may be found on the Climate Interactive website.