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http://www.columbia.edu/~mhs119/Temperature/





A graphic illustration of the acceleration of warming.

Over the past 150 years the rate of warming is less than 0.1 degrees per year

After 1970 the rate rose to 0.18 degrees per decade, in the 21st century the speed has grown to 0.23 degrees per decade. In the current decade, the rate is already 0.37 degrees per decade.

It's like the launch of a space rocket.

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And once Arctic is energetic enough to shed it's ice cover in august or july we'll see the next step of speeding up, I'd say. A rather realistic timeperiod for the game could be as early as 2060s. The harder levels late in the century or maybe even 2100s.
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Well I'm glad I won't be around by 2100, as I found the game too hard even at 4oC...

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ENSO index remains in neutral phase:



But this year is already competing with 2016 for the title of warmest.

http://www.karstenhaustein.com/reanalysis/gfs0p5/GFS_anomaly_timeseries_global_2016.png
2016: Average temperature +0.58 С to norm 1981-2010 years

http://www.karstenhaustein.com/reanalysis/gfs0p5/GFS_anomaly_timeseries_global.png
2019: Average temperature +0.54 С to norm 1981-2010 years


The planet is entering a new phase of accelerating warming
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I was interviewed about the game by The Weather Channel on Monday:

Interview:
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Well I'm glad I won't be around by 2100, as I found the game too hard even at 4oC...

Hint: You can severely ration until someone gets hurt, then adjust that and when they are better ration again.
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Please create a global survival / first person shoot game, where every person on earth get only one "life" to play with.

This will help explain the situation.
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This is the best climate curriculum I have found:

https://www.climatecommunication.org/climate/introduction/

Does anyone have a contact there?
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This is the best climate curriculum I have found:

https://www.climatecommunication.org/climate/introduction/

Does anyone have a contact there?

Climate Communications is on board, good people.

Latest coverage of the game: https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/01/the-climate-trail-survival-game-pits-players-against-climate-catastrophe/
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I'm getting interviewed by NPR this Friday.  My goal is to get them to realize that worse case scenarios aren't impossible (BOE, >35ºC Wetbulb, Permafrost melt etc.) and even at low probabilities, cause for concern.
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Keep up the good fight VGV.

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What show will you be on VGV? Science Friday?

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What show will you be on VGV? Science Friday?

KPBS, Midday Edition, already recorded ... will be on next week.

Also:

The Climate Trail gets covered in this podcast at 23:30. https://eaarthfeelspodcast.com/episode-31-will-australia-climate-crisis-be-enough-to-convince-the-world-to-act/
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Excellent review of using the game in a classroom. I’m adding a climate reference to the game (thanks to Climate Communications) with hyperlinks from character conversations. More gameplay elements (hidden object etc) as well.

https://blogs.agu.org/geoedtrek/2020/01/24/climate-trail/
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The 2.0 version of The Climate Trail is now out for all platforms.  I've incorporated 60 screens of climate information courtesy of ClimateCommunication.org (with some of the items updated to current stats).  Technical terms are hypertexted from the "climate book" and character dialogs.  There's more game activities (hidden object game) as well.

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Good expose on how energy companies are spending to push climate misinformation in the classroom:

https://heated.world/p/the-fossil-fuel-industrys-public

The fossil fuel industry's public school takeover
Big Oil is pouring millions of dollars into creating pro-fossil fuel classroom content for children across the country.

Because of this I decided to raise $$$ to reach out to schools nationwide:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-climate-trail-changing-hearts-and-minds
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Just wanted to share some good news.  The Climate Trail (game and eBook) won a Bronze award at the Serious Play 2020 event in the non-profit category.  More details here:

https://seriousplayconf.com/july-8-2020-11-games-created-for-use-in-corporate-or-non-profit-training-programs-win-awards-in-serious-play-competition/

Also here’s a link to my presentation at Serious Play:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1oBI0Hr9EABvhsbpvlo8CoI8rrBugn1k8VUhX5w23CYw/edit?usp=sharing

I am committed to working with schools to help them reach their climate curriculum goals.  This is why I am giving away The Climate Trail and with the help of ClimateCommunication.org have included a climate eBook into the release.

For more info please see http://TheClimateTrail.com
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Nice! Thanks for the update VGV.

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I just tried the game. I found it ok but maybe a little bit monotonous. I don't know the Oregon Trail game so I can't compare, but I would add more survivors, more shops... along the way. Maybe places where it would be possible to work to get some more food, groups that could be joined for a part of the trip, springs where water could be collected.
I died at about 300 miles of Canada, and only met a feral boy. It would be interesting to be able to ask to other survivors how much miles there are to the next supply shop, what happened in their area... if some people survived in Atlanta, there is no reason that everybody left Detroit. Are there no rivers where boats are required to go on the other side...

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Time doesn't seem to be an issue. Maybe it could be interesting to start the trip in October and the arrival would have to be before April otherwise there would be too many heat waves and not enough rain anymore.