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The Ocean Game: The Sea is Rising, Can You Save Your Town?


Focus: Alternative Reporting

Rising sea level threatens a beachside in California. How can you save this town by making crucial decisions for residents' safety.

According to the effect of climate change, the coast of California will be deeply affected by the rising sea level. Beaches can vanish and flooding and erosions can threaten homes. However, there is still some time to set things right. The game puts players in charge. They are given 8 turns to save this beachside town through rising sea level adaptation. The game is based on interviews with coastal scientists, planning officials, homeowners, realtors, and environmentalists.

Created by LA Times

Credits: Rosanna Xia, Swetha Kennan, Terry Castleman