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Cards Against Humanity — Climate Change edition (with a 2019 update!)

Cards Against Climate Change needs you — make your own card!

 

It’s been 4 years since that strong cup of joe sparked a climate change version of the popular game, Cards Against Humanity.

 

A lot of things have changed since then. We’ve seen the normalization of public environmental debate, the rise of Extinction rebellion and similar groups, and of course, the poster child of climate activism, Greta Thunberg.

It seems only right to update the cards to fit the current climate.

Introducing: Cards against climate change — 2019 edition!

 

 

In support of COP 25, I want to make an updated version that you can play at marches or other events.

 

Not sure what Cards Against Humanity is? Read the 2015 post below for a quick introduction. 

 

BUT!! These cards don’t write themselves.

 

Keeping with the spirit of the first 2 versions, and Cards Against Humanity’s open approach to making your own cards, this should be a collaboration.

 

 That means you!

Cards Against Climate Change

Here’s how you play

 

 

What do you think should be on the cards?

 

Who made an impact? What ecosystems can we make fun of? What controversial tools should we use against climate change?

 

To have enough time to make the cards and print them, let’s get all the suggestions in by the 17th. That gives us 10 days to be creative, and 2 weeks to print and distribute the cards.

 

What should be in the 2019 edition? Comment below to get your card in the new deck!

 

I will post the new version of the game on the website and LinkedIn. If you want to make sure you don‘t miss it, you can sign up for this newsletter.

 

I can’t wait to read your suggestions!

 

 

(Original 2015 post below):

Make Climate Change Fun again

 

I made my coffee WAY too potent yesterday, resulting in a crazy idea I had to try out.

CARDS AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
-High five bro!

 

High on caffeine, I thought it could be fun to make a Cards Against Humanity game, that you could bring to a climate march.

You can even play with people in other countries by sending them pictures.

 

It became a day-long project (before and after regular work hours), but the 1st version was done and up before I went to bed that night which, granted, was late due to the coffee.

 

Click the big, tasty button below, and get the 2nd version — now with even more cards, for added fun!

 

 

 

The cards are non-profit and are not a part of the original Cards Against Humanity series.

You can play it in combination with the original game, giving you such joyous results as:

 

‘In a surprising move, Bjørn Lomborg now advocates The Holocaust.’

 

Really, how can you not download them?

 

The cards are thought up by the joint effort and creative minds of me and these amazing people: Thank you; Yan, Helle, Mikkel, Niels, Charlotte, Nicholas, Sievers, Carsten, Dion, and McFadden.

 

So print them, and bring them to a climate march, or another COP21 event, near you!

 

Remember, you can play it with people around the globe who are also attending a climate march, by tweeting a picture of your card with #CAH_ClimateChange.

 

If you have a suggestion for cards, put them in the comments, or shoot me an e-mail.

Action climate change _ SomethingGreen.org

What to do when facing the apocalyptic doom – Acting on Climate Change

In the previous blog post, I wrote about, why people still have a hard time grasping the reality of climate change. This post covers what you can do to take action, once you’ve accepted that climate change is a real thing.

 

First of all, consult your local Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, and Don’t panic. Panicking never helped anybody.

If your house is one big mess after a new years party, what do you do? You take an aspirin, breath, and you say to yourself: ‘Ok, it’s bad, but I can do it, I just need to decide where to start.’ And once you’ve decided, you start.

Action climate change - SomethingGreen.org

At some point doing this, you might feel like giving up. ‘Oh my, this is worse than I expected! And look, someone spilled wine on the walls, how did that happen??

 

You feel like giving up again, like the problem is only getting bigger the more you work at it. But it’s not really getting bigger, is it?

 

The problem is the same, you just gain more knowledge about it.

 

And even though you may now also need to gain knowledge about how to get wine of walls, you are handling the problem. You are acting; you are chipping away at the situation even though the problem seems excruciatingly large.

 

Actionables! –What can you do, right now?

So what can you do?

Facebook algorithms don’t reach far. You only see what your peers see, and the only people who are blessed with your updates, are people like you. This means that sharing things on Facebook, has a very limited reach, meaning a limited effect.

 

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Instead, sign petitions, and join talks and demonstrations. Go to globalclimatemarch.org to find a climate march near you.

 

 

The most effective thing you can do is get political. If it means signing partitions, then do that. If it’s sending emails to your local politicians do that.

Oh, and Danes, the e-mail address for the Danish parliament is stm@stm.dk, should you feel like sending them an email or 10.000.

 

Attend social mixers about the subject. It’s a great way to meet new and interesting people.

I recommend you start by finding the people, who are already chipping away at the problem, and then team up with them. Hell, you can even make a game out of it. There’s power in numbers, and just like cleaning up after a new years party is easier if you 5 people instead of 1, taking on an environmental cause (or social cause for that matter), is easier if you’re a group.

These are simple things you can do to act on climate change, and environmental issues.

 

As I send you off into the world of environmental doom, remember this:

  • Don’t panic
  • Aim your firepower in the most effective direction by joining forces with others and/or getting political
  • You’ve got this

Please tell me in the comments, what you do to chip away at an environmental problem. I want to learn more about the many different creative ways people take action.

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