22 Aug '11, 5pm

MIT @ClimateCoLab Crowd-Sourcing Global Warming Solutions

The short video above does a more interesting (and more succinct) job of explaining how the CoLab works than I can, so check it out. But think Linux meets Reddit (or some other democratic social media site) meets a friendly online competition to solve the climate crisis, and you'll have some idea of how the CoLab works. Anyone can sign up and submit ideas or lend your opinions to what's essentially an elaborate online discussion thread for climate issues. Last year, the overarching topic was "What international climate agreements should the world community make?". This year, it's "How should the 21st century economy evolve bearing in mind the risks of climate change?" The discussion takes the form of a 'contest', as the users that submit the most successful ideas receive the opportunity to present their work to the real-world U.N. Here are some of the proposals currently u...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/mit-climate-colab...

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