Balancing climate change and learning through games

David Crookall (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France), Pimnutcha Promduangsri (Lycée Auguste Renoir, Cagnes, France), Pariphat Promduangsri (Collège Romée de Villeneuve, Villeneuve Loubet, France). : :


Climate change is putting the world wildly out of balance.  The wellbeing and life of humans are increasingly under threat from human activity.  Humans are killing the very thing that provides for their life.  Human lifestyle is killing human lifestyle.  Most so-called leaders today (usually politicians) are not seriously interested in climate change and the ravages that it is imposing on the planet and on life.  Some cities have taken up the slack, for example, mayors have pledged action to move the world to 1.5°.  However, it is themass of ‘their’ population that really needs to be encouraged to act for their survival.  The only irreversible way in which this can be done is intergenerationally, through experiential learning (education that is relevant and practical).  Several methods exist, such as field work, internships, simulation/gaming, citizen science.  The poster will challenge people to make connections among the causes and effects of climate change and the role of education in fighting them.  The poster will do what it preaches by presenting several  ames that participants can actually play.  Thus the poster will ask people to think about several types of balance: human action and climate, ethics and education, learning and games.


The poster will be A1 size.  Three people will be there to welcome participants and dialogue with them.  People will be able to contribute to the poster by drawing connections with coloured pens.

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHIE(S) (ready for dissemination. 200 words maximum):

David Crookall works in several areas, including earth sciences, simulation/gaming and publication.  He has published widely and was editor of an international academic journal for many years.  He is about to retire from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.  His LinkedIn profile is

Pimnutcha Promduangsri is a 17-year-old science student at Auguste Renoir high school in Cagnes-surmer, France.  She was one of the youngest participants of the 2017 EGU General Assembly in Vienna.  She has a deep interest in the environment and taking care of the environment.  Her LinkedIn profile is

Pariphat Promduangsri is a 15 year old student at College Romée de Villeneuve, middle school in

Villeneuve Loubet, France.  She is interested in science, maths, the environment, the planets and music.


Balance-Unbalance 2017

Balance-Unbalance (BunB)
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