25 Mar '15, 2pm

MIT Puts Big Money Up for Big Climate Concepts

MIT Puts Big Money Up for Big Climate Concepts

MIT’s Climate CoLab is looking for “high impact” ideas on how to deal with climate change through 22 contests that are now open to the public. There’s even some semi-serious money involved for the winners. Contest topics cover a range of testy and tricky climate change issues, from adaptation, rural resilience, transportation, geoengineering and waste management to the “energy-water nexus .” A project of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Collective Intelligence , the Climate CoLab seeks to “harness the knowledge and expertise of thousands of experts and non-experts across the world to help solve this massive, complex issue.” “As systems like Linux and Wikipedia have shown, people from around the world—connected by the Internet—can work together to solve complex problems in very new ways,” said MIT Sloan professor Thomas Malone, director of the MIT ...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2015/03/mits-climate-colab-pu...

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