En-ROADS: Climate Change Solutions Simulator

Date & Time: Tue., June 2nd at 6:00-7:30PM
Registration is Free Here: https://bit.ly/BASG2020June
Webinar Info: The link to join this virtual event is provided in your registration confirmation email. You will receive a reminder 2 hours in advance and again 10 minutes in advance of the event starting with the event link.

About This Event

Energy efficiency…100% renewables…plant a LOT of trees…keep it in the ground…

There are so many priorities and policy options before us as we build a movement and political will to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. We now have a fascinating, engaging, realtime tool to better inform and drive discussions as well as decisions about how to create our climate future.

Developed by Climate Interactive and MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative, the En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator weaves together the best available science and research into how the Earth and societies react to interventions related to our energy and land use choices.

At our June 2nd event, you’ll be able to propose climate solutions such as energy efficiency, carbon pricing, renewables incentives, ending fossil fuel development, reduced deforestation, and carbon dioxide removal. The En-ROADS climate simulator then lets you see in real time the potential impact on global temperature and other factors.

Join us for an interactive experience that is hopeful, scientifically-grounded, action-oriented, and eye-opening.

The event will be facilitated by Curt Newton, En-ROADS Climate Ambassador.

About Curt Newton

Professionally, Curt Newton is Director of MIT OpenCourseWare, which freely shares materials from thousands of MIT courses used by millions of learners and educators around the world. Prior to joining OCW in 2004, he worked at AT&T/Lucent Bell Labs as a communications network systems engineer, and co-founded a data network equipment startup.

As a citizen climate activist, Curt is on the statewide volunteer steering team of 350 Massachusetts, using people power to create state and local political will for climate action, and is a trained Climate Reality Project Leader. In MIT’s climate community, Curt co-produced and co-hosted 3 seasons of the Climate Conversations podcast; helped launch and build the ClimateX online climate change community that became MIT’s climate portal; and was staff representative on the MIT Climate Action Advisory Committee.

Curt’s participation in a 2016 World Climate Simulation game introduced him to Climate Interactive’s work. Enamored of that experience, he learned to facilitate World Climate, with a personal interest in reaching high school communities (being a parent of two young people). He’s facilitated En-ROADS games and workshops for high school classes and enrichment programs, graduate-level education students, a global network of education innovators, workplaces, citizens, and the MIT community.