Climate

Why It’s Hard, But Not Impossible, to Make a Board Game About Climate Change

The climate crisis is here, but not on the tabletop.Illustration: Benjamin Currie (io9)Game designer Elizabeth Hargrave helped jumpstart a tabletop revolution with Wingspan, an environmental board game about creating habitats for birds. Her upcoming release, Mariposas, has players guiding monarch butterflies on their migration. But there’s something unsettling lurking beneath the table.“It’s easy to overlook…

Jet Altitude Changes Cut Climate Changing Contrails

Credit: Getty ImagesIncreasing or decreasing the altitude of aircraft a few thousand feet to avoid thin layers of humidity could make a deep cut to contrails’ contribution to climate change. Airplanes account for about three percent of the climate-altering carbon dioxide emissions we add to the atmosphere. But planes are warming the planet in another…

Climate change: Why are tomato prices in Africa increasing?

Tomato prices in Kenya have skyrocketed in recent weeks, with some parts of the country paying up to seven times more. The price rises follow months of heavy rains across East Africa. But could climate change be contributing to the problem?The BBC’s Mercy Juma reports from the farmlands of Kenya.Produced by Gladys Kigo, Video by…

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