A Pathetic Attempt to Brainwash Youth Emerges from the British Government

7 de junio de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="23" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>A Pathetic Attempt to Brainwash Youth Emerges from the British Government</h1><p>June 7, 2007 (LPAC)--A new video game, "Operation Climate Control" will be unveiled at Britain's House of Commons on July 3rd according to <em>Escapist</em> magazine. The game is the second in a series, the first, "Climate Challenge", was released in conjunction with the <em>BBC</em> earlier this year. The <em>BBC</em> wrote: "Operation Climate Control is geared toward students aged 14 to 16. This multiplayer game requires players to make the same environmental decisions that governments and individuals face daily."</p><p>In Climate Challenge the player must decide to either cut economic growth or worsen CO2 emissions. A future world is descibed where "global population peaks mid-century and declines thereafter, and new and more efficient technologies are rapidly introduced." The game was praised by Britain's Environment and Climate Change Minister, Ian Pearson, who said we must "understand the challenge of educating people about climate change and recognize that innovative and interesting ways of engaging people are necessary. Climate Challenge allows people to interact first hand with climate change policy and other factors contributing to one planet living. I welcome the Climate Challenge game."</p><p>The new game is sponsored by a host of British private and government agencies including The Climate Change Communication Initiative, the Energy Saving Trust, the Carbon Trust, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Environment Agency, the UK Climate Impacts Programme and the Department for Transport.</p></div></body>