UK politicians want games to spread climate change message

  • Chicago (IL) - Lord Puttnam, British politico wants individuals to be aware of global warming, its effects, dangers and how people can combat it, and he wants the video game industry to take part in the education of the masses.

    Puttnam issued a press release which touted the concept of the combination of the gaming industry and environmental education:

    "Serious games based upon real-life geography should be vital tools in our fight against climate change. Educating people about the impact of prolonged changes to our climate in an accessible way is the best catalyst for action I know."
    Lord Puttnam is the founding Chair of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, additionally he chaired the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Draft Climate Change Bill.