Administration pays to create climate change game


This was the description given in wikipedia: A global warming game, also known as a climate game or a climate change game, is a type of serious game. As a serious game, it attempts to simulate and explore real life issues to educate players through an interactive experience. And then the definition of serious game: A serious game or applied game is a game designed for a primary purpose other than pure entertainment.

Columbia University has received millions in taxpayer funds to create games depicting horrible scenarios that could come about as a result of climate change, including a series of mock voicemails of people screaming, gasping for air and being swept away by waves.

“If the tsunami doesn’t get us, the heat might,” a man says in a voicemail to his mother set in 2065. “I’m just calling to say I love you and I miss you and it might be the last time you hear my voice. Bye.”

“I’m just calling to say I love you and I miss you and it might be the last
time you hear my voice. Bye.” Other callers include a man screaming as he is suddenly swallowed up by a giant tsunami and a woman desperately gasping for air because she is “Out of CO2 credits.”

The National Science Foundation (NSF) issued Columbia a $5.7 million
grant for
its PoLAR Climate Change Education project to use games to
“engage adult learners and inform public understanding and response to climate change.”

“Games and game-like approaches motivate exploration and learning of complex material,” the grant description states.

The website featuring the fake voicemails, called Future Coast, was created in response to these guidelines.

Other predictions foretold in the voicemails include that all of the glaciers
in the Sierra Nevada will be gone by 2038, and that most of the coasts
and beaches
will “have disappeared” by 2059.

In a voicemails set in 2020, a frustrated man tells his mother he can’t afford to attend Thanksgiving dinner because a family member spent all of his money on hurricane simulation booths which are now useless because “everyone has been in a gosh darn hurricane now.”

Columbia received the grant in September of 2012, and it expires in August 2017.

Neither Future Coast nor NSF responded to requests for comment from Campus Reform in time for publication.

A couple of other interesting articles: Illinois spent $500K on university
study of anti-violence program that didn’t examine its impact on violence:
; CT high school filters conservative websites, allows liberal pages:
; A liberal group at the University of Minnesota (U of M) has ordered the
school to admit it is a product of the evil actions of colonial Americans and
must fundamentally alter its structure to make it up to marginalized
San Francisco State Univ. funds professors’ Middle East meeting with
Campus Christian club found guilty of discrimination for requiring its leaders to be Christians:

I’m not sure I heard you right, DID YOU SAY there is NO liberal bias in our educational system?


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