Understanding the global climate and biodiversity landscape and sharing: the tools you need
When you ask ChatGPT to summarize the global climate change issue, this is what the AI produces:
The main takeaway: climate change and biodiversity loss are linked and any hope to effect change is on a systemic level. It’s therefore imperative to gain an understanding of the systems at play and a good path rests with tools that foster collaborative intelligence and visual summaries.
Margarita Quihuis and I have embarked on a thorough review of these tools and are recommending, based on our own personal experience, the following:
The Fresk is a collaborative experience based on cards where the participants draw a Fresk which summarizes the IPCC report.
En-ROADS is a global climate simulator that allows users to explore the impact of roughly 30 policies—such as electrifying transport, pricing carbon, and improving agricultural practices—on hundreds of factors like energy prices, temperature, air quality, and sea level rise.
Developed by Climate Interactive, the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative, and Ventana Systems, En-ROADS is a system dynamics model carefully grounded in the best available science, and has been calibrated against a wide range of existing integrated assessment, climate, and energy models.