Stabilization Wedges Game

This is a team-based activity that teaches students about the scale of the greenhouse gas problem and the technologies that already exist which can dramatically reduce carbon emissions. Students select carbon-cutting strategies to construct a carbon mitigation profile, filling in the wedges of a climate stabilization triangle.

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Carbon Mitigation Initiative
Princeton University

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

A large amount of prior knowledge on both the part of the educator and the students is required; having some previous experience with this content is helpful in order to teach/facilitate the lesson. This activity could generate more questions than the background info prepares educators for.

Not all strategies have sufficient background to promote critical discussion; input from educator in these areas could be valuable.

This activity could be used by older students to inform younger students about CO2 emissions and solutions.