How would you fix the climate? MIT has a simulator.

By Johannes Ernst


Is outlawing plastic straws enough to fix the climate? Probably not.

What about turning all cars electric? Investing in nuclear? A global hard stop on burning coal? That might be better, but is it good enough?

Everybody has ideas, and because almost none of us, myself included, really understand spaceship earth, we do not and cannot know just what impact our amateur proposals would actually have in the real world.

Fortunately, MIT created a simulator where you and me can try out various policy proposals, such as some that I just mentioned.

It’s sobering, and I’ll leave it at that. Try yourself.

Go to the simulator.