Environmental Science and International Politics: Acid Rain in Europe, 1979-1989, and Climate Change in Copenhagen 2009

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Acknowledgments

This game was first conceived during the authors’ sabbatical leaves while studying the effects of machine-made snow on acidification of streams in Vermont. We attended a conference on acid precipitation held at Connecticut College where Prof. Lilian Andanova presented a paper describing the efforts in Eastern Europe to control pollution, which planted the seeds for this game. The combination of politics and science was irresistible. The initial outline for the game was prepared on a train ride to Washington, D.C., in April 2005. We were attending a conference with Mark Carnes at the American Association of Colleges and of Universities at Bethesda, Mary land. The purpose of the session was to help participants try out one of the established games.

Some of the background information in this document is adapted from “The Acid Rain Project— A Discovery Experiment for General Chemistry and Biology” (David E. Henderson, Michael O’Donnell, and Rebecca Thomas).

Financial support for the authors to develop this game was provided through a grant from the Mellon Foundation to Trinity College and by a grant from the Project on Secular Traditions and the Liberal Arts, Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. Cara Pavlak and Caitlin Farrell worked under this grant as research assistants and helped by obtaining background information, sharing their ideas for the game, and acting as readers of the draft version. The fertile discussions with Dan Blackburn, Kent Dunlop, Sean Coco, Barry Kosmin, Andrew Walsh, and Areila Keysar during the year were also much appreciated.

The encouragement of Mark Carnes in our game developments is warmly acknowledged.

We dedicate this book in memory of Prof. Michael Petterson, who was an early user of this game and served as the development editor for this project.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Note to Instructors viii
  • How to Play These Games 1
  • Contents 8
  • Figures and Tables 11
  • 1 - Historical Background 14
  • 2 - The Game 35
  • 3 - Roles and Factions 41
  • 4 - Core Texts and Supplemental Readings 44
  • Bibliography 106
  • Acknowledgments 109
  • Appendix 1- Introduction to Environmental Philosophy 110
  • Appendix 2- Introduction to Environmental Economics 116
  • Appendix 3- Using Numbers to Make Arguments 119
  • Appendix 4- Study Questions for Reading Assignments 121
  • Contents 124
  • Figures and Tables 127
  • 1 - Historical Background 129
  • 2 - The Game 153
  • 3 - Roles and Factions 159
  • 4 - Core Texts and Supplemental Readings 162
  • Acknowledgments 164
  • Appendix 1- Green House Gases 165
  • Appendix 2- Chemicals in Fossil Fuels 168
  • Appendix 3- Quantitative Look at Combustion Reactions 172
  • Appendix 4- Leaked Draft Document by Danish Delegates 180
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