The simulation, developed by a nine person team headed by Professor Michael Hillinger (and simulated using Forio Broadcast), takes into account social and economic variables such as development of alternative energy sources, taxes on carbon production, unemployment levels, and even public opinion.
You assume the roles of scientific, policy, or economic advisors in Brazil. The time is 1960 and the world is as yet unaware of the impacts development will have on the global environment. For the next 100 years you will be responsible for managing some of the decisions made by the Brazilian Government. If you choose wisely you can guide Brazil to a path of sustainable development and insure that the world 100 years from now is a place we would want to live.
You can make policy decisions, allocate budgets, set taxes, and protect land. Based on your decisions, the game triggers events you would expect in the real world. Did your fossil fuel use drop? You may get a complimentary email from the country’s president. Did your carbon tax cause a sharp increase in unemployment? You may see a video clip from the “Action Newsroom” showing popular discontent with your actions.
This game was developed with a grant from National Science Foundation (award #0441330)