WABI reports on World Climate Negotiation Simulation – A. McGinn & W. Kochtitzky

WABI (Channel 5) reported students at Orono High School were the latest to participate in a simulation designed to get students thinking about climate change. University of Maine graduate students have been bringing the World Climate Negotiation Simulation to schools around the state. During the simulation, students role play as leaders of nations from around the world and must work together to negotiate a global climate agreement, WABI reported. Students take their nation’s economy into account and weigh their decisions carefully. Simulations are led by Will Kochtitzky, a master’s student in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Climate Change Institute, and Anna McGinn, a master’s student in the School of Policy and International Affairs and Climate Change Institute. Organizers told WABI they hope the program will encourage students to take action in their own lives.