Think Like a Bathtub
"Thinking Like a Bathtub" references and resources to support climate change education and action.
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The Systems Mapping process was facilitated by Scott Spann (Innate Strategies) and involved over 80 public and private partners in 2012. The map documents the array of systems’ components within Hawaii’s early childhood system. The map spotlights potential levers of change that would have the greatest impact for improving the lives our youngest children. Click …
Created for COP26, the youth-narrated video has 4 goals: 1. More people understand the basics – that CO2 is accumulating in the atmosphere like water accumulates in a bathtub -- causing our carbon cycle to be out of whack. 2. More people "turn down the faucet, open the drain" and take significant action. 3. More kids use the bathtub as a way to talk with their parents about climate change. 4. More educators and parents use the bathtub as a way to talk with children about climate change
This book includes simple, interactive exercises to help people of all ages better understand climate change, diagnose its causes, anticipate its future consequences, and effect constructive change. Adapted from The Systems Thinking Playbook, the twenty-two games are now specifically relevant to climate-change communications and crafted for use by experts, advocates, and educators. Illustrated guidelines walk leaders through setting each game up, facilitating it, and debriefing participants. See
Helpful article in The Guardian explaining why Economists often describe climate change as a 'stock-flow' problem. This refers to the fact that the greenhouse effect, and in turn climate change, depends on the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere – the 'stock' – while the thing humans can control as a response is the rate at which additional greenhouse gases are emitted – the 'flow'.