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Carbon Mitigation Initiative - Stabilization Wedges Game
To get on track to avoiding dramatic climate change, the world must avoid emitting about 200 billion tons of carbon, or eight 25 billion ton wedges, over the next 50 years.
This is the heart of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative's (CMI) Stabilization Wedges concept, a simple framework for understanding both the carbon emissions cuts needed to avoid dramatic climate change and the tools already available to do so.
Since the wedges concept is becoming a paradigm in the field of carbon mitigation, CMI has developed this website both as an educational resource and as an archive of resources for those who'd like to incorporate the wedges into their own presentations and workshops. Our graphics and other materials may be used freely for non-commercial purposes; we just ask that you credit the "Carbon Mitigation Initiative, Princeton University."
This collection contains the teaching materials I used for designing the Freshman Science Seminar Mathematics 190 - A Climate of Uncertainty at UNC-Chapel Hill Fall 2013. This collection is maintained as a reference for other instructors interested in teaching about climate change using open curriculum. I made extensive use of the training modules provided by MetEd to utilize a "flipped classroom" approach. Traditional lecturing was largely replaced by assigning the training modules in this collection for homework and having my students send me their quiz scores. In class, I utilized a mix of "read and report" group presentations, discussions, roleplays, and modelling exercises on laptops. I encourage others to build and improve on the ideas I had for this course, and to contact me with questions related to the materials and course design.
Colin James Grudzien