This pre-quiz helps us check your understanding of this week’s core concepts. We anticipate that this quiz will take approximately 20-30 minutes, after you’ve completed the required readings for the week.

Please complete in full 12 hours before our discussion time (11 PM Monday UTC / 7 PM Monday EST). Questions? Email karen@climatepedia.org.

Time for a field trip!

Go to the En-ROADS Climate Change Solutions Simulator. In this simulator, you are the Supreme World Ruler, in control of all government policies across the planet. Spend some time exploring your options.

Your challenge: Use En-ROADS to develop your vision of how to successfully limit global warming to less than 2°C, per the Paris Agreement. Some things to consider:

  • Is your scenario realistic? Assume that we humans are operating at our best 🙂
  • How does the economy fare in your scenario?
  • Does your scenario reflect an ecomodernist or degrowth framework? (Alternately: what would an ecomodernist or degrowther do if they were in control?)
  • Bonus: Can you limit global warming to less than 1.5°C?
(These videos have a BIG U.S. bias -- I hope that the big ideas of a linear, consumption-driven economy still shine through.)