If you’ve been keeping up with the latest news, you will have undoubtedly heard of COP 25, the annual international conference organised by the United Nations which took place a few days ago in Madrid, and during which several discussions were held on the issue of protecting the environment. Through various means and methods, their goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and as a result, reduce the effects of global warming by 2100.
A simulator which can teach you how to protect the environment
For the COP 25 summit, MIT teamed up with the charity organisation Climate Initiatives to create an online simulator named En-ROADS. Its goal is to teach everyone the different ways in which they can personally tackle do their part to ease this climate crisis.
Using this simulator, you will even be able to test out your own different scenarios and see the repercussions or benefits of each one. Deforestation, fossil fuels, a rise in population numbers, falling birth rates, an increase in renewable energies as well as other factors that we will soon need to get a better understanding of in order to discover their long-term effects on the environment.
This is an enjoyable way to get a better understanding of a very complicated problem in a more simplified way (the financial costs of implementing the different factors are for example not indicated on the simulator). Be that as it may, this tool will prove useful for everyone who wants to find out more about what they can do to protect the environment on a much larger scale.
The En-ROADS simulator is free to download and is obviously based on extensive and thorough scientific data. If you want to find out more about this simulator, a video demonstrating its features is available which will give you a quick run-through of how it works.