British political figure Lord Puttnam wants people to know about global warming, and he wants video games to help teach them.
As reported by Edge Online, Puttnam, who is also a film producer, issued a press release promoting the nexus of games and climate change 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 previously chaired the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Draft Climate Change Bill and is the founding Chair of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts.
He also delivered the closing keynote at last September’s Handheld Learning 2008 conference in London.