To significantly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions we must understand how the primary drivers of global warming will influence future emissions. To do this, academically rigorous, predictive modeling is essential. This MIT Sloane, open-source tool enables users to explore simple climate change solutions - energy, transportation, land use, etc. - to better understand how they affect our greenhouse gas emissions and average global temperatures.
Oceans are one of our primary defenses in mitigating the effects of global warming, absorbing one-quarter of all carbon dioxide humans produce. This additional carbon dioxide causes ocean acidification, wreaking havoc on underwater ecosystems around the globe. It is crucial we understand the projected pathways of reducing emissions if we hope to protect our oceans for generations to come.