Australia’s ABC has a somewhat unusual online game to explain the impact of individuals on climate change to children. It’s called ‘Planet Slayer‘. The main part of the game involves answering questions (which really only apply to adults) around use of cars, house size etc to estimate your annual greenhouse gas emissions.Your cumulative emissions are shown by a pig standing next to a pig representing the average Aussie’s emissions and a much smaller pig representing the sustainable level of emissions per human.
At the end of the questions your pig explodes rather bloodily and text appears telling you how many years it would take you to use up your lifetime (77 years) allocation of sustainable emissions. The average Aussie uses their allocation in 9 years.
It’s certainly an unusual game and I’m not sure if the exploding pig is necessary or that the ‘you should be dead by now/ you’re ruining the world’ message is good for kids but it shows how unsustainable our lives really are.
I should have been dead years ago.