The games below form the interactive part of the 'Confidence from Uncertainty: Interpreting Climate Predictions' exhibit that will next be showcased at the ESRC Festival of Social Science on Friday 4th November 2011 at the London School of Economics.
Each game allows you to learn about the different types of uncertainty involved in climate science and gives you the opportunity to make it onto our leaderboard! Choose one of the games from the options below, or play each one in turn.
This game uses an interactive Galton board to demonstrate some aspects of uncertainty that are relevant to the climate change problem, namely probability. The results from the Galton board reflect the way we could make decisions about climate change if our understanding of the climate system were perfect and complete, but since this is not the case we also need to understand ambiguity (find out more by playing the NAG board or Many Models games).Click to play
This game uses a NAG board to illustrate the different flavours of uncertainty, such as probability and ambiguity, that are relevant in climate science.
You'll need a real NAG board to play this game though, so play the Many Models game online or watch the short video clip to learn more about ambiguity (coming soon)!Click to play
Play this game to learn about how climate model simulations are used to provide information about future climate change.Click to play
This game allows you to explore the way climate model simulation are used to provide information about the possible future climate, as well as illustrate the different flavours of uncertainty involved in climate science.Click to play