Climate Message

Photo by: Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, 2017


Complex climate messages can often cause more confusion than clarity. This light hearted exercise can open the space for an exploration on the effectiveness of seasonal forecasts and how to communicate them effectively wihtout oversimplifying the message.

Learning objectives

  • To explore how complex climate messages are transferred
  • To explore options for appropriate use of climate messages

Playspace requirements

Any space where people can sit or stand in a row of 5-10.


The Climate Message is based on Chinese Whispers and was introduced by “Indigo”.

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For this game is needed:

Participants: 10+
Facilitator skill: */***
Minutes for gameplay: 0 - 30 min