What happens if we cap carbon emissions at current levels? Or continue their growth? Or reduce them? This simple animated simulation of the global carbon system is great for helping people explore the relationship between carbon emissions and atmospheric CO2.
The Climate Bathtub Simulation is a brief, animated, interactive simulation game that teaches several principles regarding the dynamics of the global carbon cycle and climate change.
Resources for Using and Sharing the Bathtub Sim
- Download a guide for teaching and facilitating with the simulation.
- Read a paper by Sterman and Booth Sweeney that contains the best explanation of the dynamics behind the animated simulation.
- Explore news and updates about the Bathtub Sim, such as when it was featured in National Geographic Magazine.
Designed for both children and adults, its purpose is to improve understanding of how changes in carbon dioxide emissions will affect levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.