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The Best Way to Slow Global Warming? You Decide in This Climate Simulator

From Bloomberg Green

It was on Earth Day 2016 when more than 170 nations signed the Paris Agreement calling for limiting global warming “to well below 2°C.” Putting together the terms took years, with the difficult diplomatic work wrapped up by the end of 2015. Of course, the world’s climate emissaries would want to wait for a more dramatic date to sign.

Climate Interactive, a nonprofit think tank, has spent the last nine years developing a tool with the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative and Ventana Systems Inc., dubbed En-ROADS, that lets everyone test the impact of climate solutions. It’s a policy simulator designed for use in role-playing workshops for negotiators, academic seminars, and as a learning aid for curious individuals.

Bloomberg Green has used En-ROADS as an engine to create a simplified scenario menu, streamlining the mechanics just enough to let regular people test their assumptions about specific climate solutions — and what it will take to keep the world below 2°C.

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