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Harnessing the world’s collective intelligence to deal with climate change

Climate Collaboratorium lets the public review the impacts of plans now being discussed and debated internationally

MIT researchers are asking you to help devise a plan for dealing with climate change.

At their online forum, you can review the impacts of plans now being discussed and debated internationally — and you can try to design a plan that might be better.

Based on assumptions in your plan, you can run computer simulations to test its impact on global temperature and sea level and determine its eco­nomic costs and benefits out to the year 2100. You can also take part in organized debates with others and ultimately vote on which plans you believe would be most effective and most feasible.

No matter your level of expertise, you would be helping MIT achieve its goal: to harness the world’s collective human intelligence and computer power to address what is viewed by many as the world’s most important and challenging problem today.

For the complete article, visit http://web.mit.edu/mitei/research/spotlights/collective-intel.html



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