Welcome to the Albedo Game!

By playing this game, you will learn and understand the concepts of albedo and Arctic amplification: a positive feedback mechanism caused by the disappearance of sea ice leading to the Earth absorbing more energy from the Sun and, thus, accelerating global warming, causing even more sea ice to melt. To play this game, you will only need dice, white and blue paper. How will changing albedo influence the rate of melting sea ice under different climate change scenarios? Throw the dice to see what happens.

It is recommended to play this game after the participants have been introduced to the concepts of albedo and Arctic amplification, by reading the Breaking the Ice Story in the Climate from Space web application. Educators can also refer to the Climate Change Initiative education resource pack A Passage Opens, which is tailored to people aged 11+.

Download: Albedo Game