Operation: Climate Control is designed for Key Stage 4 students learning about
climate change for their GCSEs. The game isn't going to teach about the scientific link between carbon
dioxide emissions and climate change, that is assumed. The game concentrates on the impacts of
climate change, and what can be done about it.
Given that assumption, the things students are going to learn about climate change are:
- Where does CO2 come from? They will get an idea of how much CO2 comes from national energy use,
from personal energy use, and from personal transport use.
- What are the impacts of climate change? They will be shown a wide range of real and potential
impacts of climate change, from the local up to the global level. They will also get an idea of the
kind of things we can do to adapt to climate change.
- What can we do about it? Within each scenario, the player will become familiar with a range of
mitigation options, from the personal up to the national level. They will also be able to compare
directly these options with each other, and get an idea of how much they cost, relative to each other.