Earlier this semester, my POL 103 class had a UN Security Council simulation (dealing with a crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh). The next two weeks, they’ll be simulating a G-20 summit on climate-related matters. We’re going to focus on food security, energy security, and natural disaster preparedness. It’s the culmination of our “Apocalypse, Now!” series (cyborgs, aliens, and environmental catastrophe).
As part of their briefing packet, I’m asking them to read the following articles:
BTW, if you’re interested, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) brought in security & environmental experts to play out a “climate change war game” in 2009. The results were interesting. The war game was included in a larger package on an ABC series called “Earth 2100” (subtitled: “Is This the Final Century of Our Civilization?”).