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Ranchu
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God I'm fucking done for today.

We just finished a "Climate-conference-simulation" in school.

Basically ~90 students split into 6 groups representing a delegation of a country or a group of countries.

EU,
USA,
India,
China,
Other developing countries,
Other industrial countries

The target of our efforts was the reduction of global warming from ~4 C° by 2100 to around 2 C°.

My group (USA) elected me to speak and represent (I did kind of mimic the American stereotype of being egoistic and self centered, no offence intended)

As all the other nations and groups were planning great schemes, my group simply continued to put, well, basically rocks in their path by not playing along cause aforementioned stereotype.

It's the working phase after the second presentation of results, I'm sitting there with parts of the Chinese and EU delegation and suddenly two of my friends, in different groups, put my hood over my head, drag/carry me out of the assembly hall, toss me out and leave me there.

Was funny and all, but damn, it's fucking exhausting to stand in front of around 100 people (including teachers and stuff) and completely not play along with the other group's opinions and plans.

But hey, I've been congratulated a lot of times cause I've perfectly stayed in my role.

Yes it was weird

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  • 12
    Sounds like a massive circlejerk
  • 7
    Sounds like bs
  • 4
    @electrineer A lot of schools do this.
  • 1
    @electrineer unrelated but you made me wonder about the possible frequencies a pile of bs might emmit ...
  • 2
    Something tells me the real china also cares alot about climate change
  • 1
    @12bitfloat yeah they want it to happen so they get their own harbor without Hongkong issues? :-p
  • 0
  • 2
    It sounds like fun. We did something similar in school years ago.
  • 7
    So the purpose was what? To brainwash the participants by propagating stereotypes while ignoring reality. These kind of things seemed absurd in 1984, the year I actually read 1984 in school. Apparently, many people think of that book as an instruction manual.
  • 1
    @RocketSurgeon That's what politics are.
  • 3
    I'd prefer it was warmer. Fucking tired of snow this year. Okay, we would lose New York and California. I am okay with this.
  • 1
    @Demolishun and the Netherlands oofz
  • 0
    This sounds like a model UN but grouping countries into camps of thinking. I hope that the "USA" camp included Canada, or are you considering that as developing/industrial?
  • 1
    @cmarshall10450 Grouping Canada with the US is like grouping CA with Oklahoma. There is a huge diversity of thought in both countries. The US opinion on shit can depend upon where you are at in a certain state. Any generalization is flawed.
  • 0
    @Demolishun I know that there's a massive disparity based on the popular opinion in each state. I also knew that Canada has a very different view than the USA but I wouldn't consider it to be in any of the other groups and USA was the closest based on geography.

    From the original list of groupings I'd consider Canada as being missed. Australia is also debatable.
  • 1
    @cmarshall10450 In Terms of grouping, CA was grouped with other industrials as was Australia
  • 0
    @Ranchu that's interesting. Who else was in that group and how did their views compare to the others?
  • 0
    @cmarshall10450 From what I can remember (I'd have to explicitly ask them sometime soon) they did eventually team up with China, EU and the other developing countries to sanction the US for all kinds of imports.

    I did, later then, kindly remind them of our possession of enriched U-235.
  • 1
    haha how butthurt americans are here... guys, get the picture 😅 USA is the most egoistic country in the west. Fingerpointing at China doesn't change that.
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