Buy

Books
Click images for more details

Twitter
Support

 

Recent comments
Recent posts
Currently discussing
Links

A few sites I've stumbled across recently....

Powered by Squarespace

Unthreaded

Play the current Key Stage 4 Geography: funded by DEFRA game yourself.
It is dated as 2007, so three years old I wonder how many key stage 4 have played this....

Operation Climate Control.
http://www.operationclimatecontrol.co.uk/new


Some one got their MSc writing about the efect of this companies PREVIOUS climate change game..

"The game has been developed by Red Redemption Ltd., a leading environmental games company, who have previously developed Climate Challenge a similar game aimed at young professionals for BBC Science and Nature."

Lets repeat that again..

BBC SCIENCE AND NATURE


The MSc Thesis:
MSc Dissertation: Environmental Change and Management
Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
http://www.economics.ox.ac.uk/members/cameron.hepburn/Rowlands(2006).pdf

"Communication of Climate Change
How is the climate change message put across to the general public?
Climate change is a global problem that should be addressed at every level of society, from the
household to business to government (Defra, 2006a). This means that explaining the issues
surrounding climate change to the general public is of vital importance, if everyone is to take
measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Governments have a role to play in this, and have set up public awareness campaigns, such as the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) campaign Climate Challenge, which has the aim to “to educate, excite and inspire” people about climate change (Climate Challenge, 2006).

Indeed, a future version of the Climate Challenge game aimed at school children at key stages 3 and 4 will be funded by the Climate Challenge fund, associated with the campaign."


See the appendix (pg 75) on results of a survey from the game....

4. Of those gases, which do you think, overall, contributes the most towards climate
change?

Argon 0%
Nitrous Oxide 0%
Carbon Dioxide 77%
Oxygen 1%
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) 4%
Ozone 4%
Helium 0% Perfluoromethane 0%
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) 1%
Water vapour 5%
Methane 6%
Don't know 2%
Nitrogen 0%

Oct 25, 2010 at 10:28 PM | Unregistered CommenterBarry Woods

I have just 'played' an online uk geography schools key stage 4 'game' entitled

Operation Climate Control.

Funded by DEFRA...

In my mind it is WORSE than 10:10 no pressure..
polite words are currently failing me.....

I will put something detailed together later...

a snippet...

You get hit in the face with a cartoon sea mine 'cartoon' (which explodes in a cartoon manner' everytime you get a survey style question 'wrong'

a question:

Q: PLANTS CAN'T ABSORB ENOUGH Carbon Dioxide

"Plants absorb some of the CO2 in the atmosphere, but as we put more into the atmosphere, and chop down more forests, they can't absorb as much, which makes climate change worse"

Choose How To Deal With This Climate Change Impact

A1: Don't plant more trees, focus on reducing C02 emissions

A2: Plants more trees to absorb carbon

A3: Ecorage the timber industry by builing more buildings from wood

Their correct answer is A1, reduce emmisions, anything else gets an exploding(cartoon) sea mine (spikey world war2 sort) in the face.

A cute cliched 'cartoon youth' character called me a selfis meany at one point.
The game is class focussed, ie registered and the whole class signs in, so everyone can see the 'scores'

no pressure

Oct 25, 2010 at 10:02 PM | Unregistered CommenterBarry Woods

New open letter from Martin Rees (for some reason found on a Scandinavian news site).

It's worse than we thought (as we thought).

http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2010/10/23/an-open-letter-on-climate-change/

Oct 25, 2010 at 1:33 AM | Unregistered Commentersteveta_uk

Whoops I messed up, the videos should be here:


http://www.youtube.com/user/ThinkAsTheyDoOrElse?feature=mhum

Oct 24, 2010 at 10:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterThinkAsWeThinkOrElse

Two short New Climate videos-Skeptics 11th Commandment and No Pressuregate & Juan Williams

The Skeptic's Eleventh Commandment 1:03

Try to guess at the final words to the [Global Warming] Skeptic's 11th commandment before the words appear! Hint: comes from a famous speech by an American politician.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qog4z2lSUCo


No Pressure-gate and the Juan Williams Firing 3:26

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naOdHcbiGvg

Oct 24, 2010 at 10:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterThinkAsWeThinkOrElse

Jane Coles: comment added by me to Light Blogging today re GOS, but no answer from them yet.

Oct 24, 2010 at 9:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterMessenger

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthcomment/geoffrey-lean/8081532/Global-warming-Climate-hawks-win-the-name-game.html

Warmies have picked a new name for themselves, we should now refer to the as Climate Hawks. Hmm, they are certainly hawking something but it smells like the same old rotting carrion, and the only bird involved will be the one we flip in their direction.

Oct 24, 2010 at 12:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

Prince Charles's green comitments bear fruit for the family finances.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1323228/Queens-38m-year-offshore-windfarm-windfall--owns-seabed.html

Oct 24, 2010 at 10:53 AM | Unregistered CommenterLord Beaverbrook

H/T Tax Payers Alliance http://www.taxpayersalliance.com/waste/
Job cuts, anyone?

“Carbon Reduction Officer £18 - £20 per hour
We are currently recruiting for a well known Local Authority in London for a Carbon Reduction Officer. This is an excellent opportunity which has funding until March 2011.
Your role will be to assist in reducing the councils carbon emissions through implementing a programme of energy and water saving measures.

The duties of the post will be to:
1. Gather and collate energy and water consumption data in order to manage consumption and cost.
2. Develop a carbon reduction strategy
3. Liaise with both internal and external clients on energy and carbon reduction
4. Promote and provide carbon and energy reporting services to client departments.

This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate who is knowledgeable in this area as you will be responsible on creating an action plan for the borough”.

Oct 23, 2010 at 4:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterMessenger

Or watch it here on Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bab6kDtFTJA

Oct 23, 2010 at 12:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

PostCreate a New Post

Enter your information below to create a new post.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>