A brand new board sport is meant to instill local weather guilt at school youngsters • Does that look good?

Essay by Eric Worrall

Exactly what we need, right? A board game designed to make kids feel even more unhappy and guilty about climate change.

Every year Finnish school children solve this climate puzzle. Can you?

The Climate Puzzle, a board game developed by Danish climate company D-mat, uses emissions data to show players how to live more sustainably.

Every year hundreds of teenagers play a game in Lahti, Finland.

The teachers pull out a large board with a row of squares, each labeled with a climate friendly action. “I will reduce the energy of doing laundry,” reads one. “I buy used or recycled items (90% of items purchased),” says another. “I prefer organic food.” “I will try a vegan diet (12 months/person/year)” “I will prefer sustainable services.” The size of each square corresponds to the impact of the action it outlines; For example, the square on “organic” is less than a tenth the size of “going vegan”.

This is the Climate Puzzle, a board game created by Finnish sustainability company D-mat Ltd. developed and purchased for schools in Lahti to help students live more sustainably. The game uses emissions data from 1.5-Degree Lifestyles, a study co-authored by D-mat Chief Executive Officer Michael Lettenmeier that calculates how much carbon each human can emit to reduce global warming below the im of 1.5°C set by the Paris Agreement. Numerically, the report proposes an individual carbon budget of 2.5 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per person per year by 2030. In practical terms, this means that in an ever-warming world, many people would need to drastically change the way they travel, eat and vacation.

“This jigsaw puzzle means we have a whole box of different options to reduce the carbon footprint,” says Lettenmeier. Its ideal outcome is for players to choose the right squares for the board and then try to implement those behaviors in their real lives.

It’s quite a guilty area‘ says Akenji. “We have to be careful to understand where individual agencies come into play, where collective responsibility comes into play and where politics and companies have to take responsibility for it.”

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-03-18/what-can-you-do-to-stop-climate-change-a-board-game-has-answers? leadSource = uverify%20wall

To say I don’t find this idea helpful is an understatement. Children are already so upset about climate change that some of them are being driven to self-destruct with hard drugs.

The following is a statement from Dr. Alex Wodak, a top Australian drug rehabilitation expert, on an ice supplementation survey in NSW in

First, the threshold step is to redefine drugs as primarily a health and social problem and not primarily a law enforcement problem. Second, drug treatment needs to be expanded and improved until it reaches the same level as other health services. Third, all penalties for personal drug use and possession must be abolished.

Fourth, as much of the drug market as possible needs to be regulated, recognizing that some of the drug market is already regulated, such as B. Methadone treatment, needle and syringe programs, medically supervised injection centers. Of course, it will never be possible to regulate the entire drug market. We previously regulated parts of the drug market. Edible opium was taxed and regulated in Australia until 1906 and in the United States Coca-Cola contained cocaine until 1903.

Fifth, efforts to reduce demand for strong psychoactive drugs in Australia have had limited benefit and require a new focus. Unless and Until young Australians are optimistic about their future, demand for medicines will remain strong. Young people understandably want more certainty about their future prospects, including climate, education, jobs and affordable housing. Change will be slow and gradual, like all social policy reforms.

As Herb Stein said while advising President Nixon:
Things that can’t go on forever don’t.

Drug prohibition cannot last forever and is being replaced by libertarian paternalism. Thank you very much.

Source: Wayback Machine

What can I say? I think climate activists see nothing wrong with making kids feel bad and guilty, provided it leads to the outcome they want. They will continue to produce this type of material as long as there are adults crazy enough to buy this kind of stuff.

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