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Published on Oct 4, 2015
Climate disasters are occurring across the US, but your 4 heroes have the skills to save countless lives and protect fragile ecosystems! Using real climate impacts selected from the US National Climate Assessment and vetted by climate scientists, 30 adaptation events appear all across the nation.
The events include tasks to improve resilience to drought, fire, sea level rise, severe storms, hurricanes and ocean acidification. Your heroes each have a specialization: climate science, agriculture, ecology, and urban planning. You must send the proper hero to each task within a limited amount of time. The heroes celebrate when they complete their task in time, and at the end of the game you are judged based on 4 categories and are given a final score.
An example event: “The Popcorn Belt”: Ames, Iowa. It's so hot in the Midwest this summer that corn farmers are wondering if they'll find popcorn on their stalks! Crops aren't growing well in this heat. Switch to heat resistant strains of the crops.
The game is designed to be completed within 8-15 minutes, for instance, in a museum setting. Contact us if you'd like to play it! EarthGamesUW@gmail.com