Do you have ideas about how to deal with climate change? If yes, Climate CoLab’s 2014 series of contests could be your platform to come and share, with people from all over the world, your thoughts and proposals about what to do about climate change!
The goal of the Climate CoLab is to harness the collective intelligence of thousands of people from all around the world to address global climate change. Inspired by systems like Wikipedia and Linux, the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence has developed this crowdsourcing platform where citizens work with experts and each other to create, analyze, and select detailed proposals for what to do about climate change.
Anyone can join the Climate CoLab community and participate. Community members are invited to submit and comment on proposals outlining what they think should be done about climate change. In some contests, computerized simulation models project the environmental and economic outcomes of the actions proposed. Experts evaluate the entries and pick finalists, and then both experts and community members select the most promising proposals.
To know more about the contests, click here.
By constructively engaging a broad range of scientists, policy makers, business people, investors, and concerned citizens, Climate CoLab will help to develop, and gain support for climate change plans worldwide.