Can you solve Climate Change better than global leaders?
En-ROADS is fun (and depressing) to explore. Spoiler warning: The large scale of combined actions required to keep warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius quickly visible. There is no one solution. Consumers can apply in any variety of scenarios, from carbon prices to reducing deforestation to electric vehicles to ending fossil fuel subsidies, and immediately demonstrate how these solutions deliver impact on outcomes such as future warming and sea level rise.
Didn't you keep the temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius, or even 2 degrees Celsius? Try again, but issue EVs for high-subsidized renewable energy, or reduce economic or population growth. En-ROADS identifies which policies and strategies are likely to have the greatest impact. Run the simulation on your own, throw out climate strategies, or have a party and invite your friends over to discuss what strategies global leaders should prioritize for you while ' as you will be at the real world conversations on the news broadcasts.
With En-ROADS, you can see the extent of land lost due to sea level rise and study global flood risk maps. Identify which species are losing range due to climate change, and where. You can work out approximate reductions in crop yields or more deaths due to higher temperatures. This is important in areas that have never needed air - conditioning and are experiencing heat - related deaths, such as the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia.
Prelude to your own UN Climate Conference
If you are more interested in high-level conversational innovations and climate justice, take a look at C-ROADS. Individuals can run the simulation online, but it's more fun to participate in a UN - like climate conference. Climate Interactive provides easy-to-host facilities and materials. Groups can represent developed and developing countries in broad regions, or if you have more players, you can play a six-region game and the United States, the European Union, China, India, other developed countries, and represent other developing countries. You can also submit representations for climate activists, fossil fuel lobbyists, the news agency, and the United States Climate Alliance.
My college-level students participate in mock-UN climate talks to help them understand the complexity of real-world bargaining and to gain a more accurate understanding of the effects of climate action. possible weather. Student groups receive guidance on the real impact of climate or finance on the represented country or their stakeholder group and what they need out of the negotiations, and are tasked with climate solutions. suggest weather that their group is willing to take.
To make the role play more rational, students representing the lowlands of the islands must sit on the floor at the back of the room while students representing affluent business groups or developed countries are given a better place with flexible chairs, snacks and, special handling in front of the class.
It is encouraging to see my students embrace the designated country or stakeholder group. They had secret conversations in the halls, bribed other groups, strongly advocated the whole class, did whatever they could to defend their suggestions or the speed of their situation. . Some choose to walk out of conversations. I applied their recommendations to the C-ROADS climate simulator, and the device immediately determined whether the recommendations were sufficient to keep warming below 1.5 degrees or 2 degrees Celsius. When cumulative promises failed to warm below 2 degrees Celsius (which they always have), tarp represented students representing the island countries so that their islands would not survive due to rise in sea level.