Chevron’s climate game

2007-09-05

in Economics, Geek stuff, Internet matters, The environment

Remember when the BBC came up with a climate change game? Well, now Chevron has done so, as well. Apparently, all the data in the game came from the Economist Intelligence Unit. The BBC game suffered a fair bit of well-deserved criticism. I have yet to give the Chevron simulation a comprehensive try, but I am waiting with a fair bit of curiousity for a chance.

You can read a bit more about the Chevron game on R-Squared: a popular energy blog.

[9 September 2007] This game doesn’t really have much to it. By constraining you to the management of a single city over the span of a couple of decades, it excludes both the chronological and geographic scale at which real change needs to take place. Still, it is interesting from a corporate public relations standpoint. Unsurprisingly, the game simply forbids you from using a power balance that excludes petroleum.

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Anon September 5, 2007 at 4:42 pm

Skinner:”We can buy real periodic tables instead of these promotional ones from Oscar Meyer.”

Krabappel:”Who can tell me the atomic weight of bolognium?”

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Krabappel: “Correct. I would also accept snacktacular.”

R.K. September 5, 2007 at 6:19 pm
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Oiligarchy – Strategy Game

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