We live in very complicated word. On the one hand – we talk (and probably some of us – do) much about needed climate changes. On the other side – numbers of data sets which describes our world increase rapidly. To see, how our decisions influence, we need to analyse various factors, often dependent on each other.
Ones of good solution in this situations are user-friendly analytical tools, dedicated to examine many factors and to present the effect in the simplest way.
One of them is En-ROADS. As the Authors wrote on the website: “En-ROADS is a transparent, freely-available policy simulation model that provides policymakers, educators, businesses, the media, and the public with the ability to explore, for themselves, the likely consequences of energy, economic growth, land use, and other policies and uncertainties, with the goal of improving their understanding”.
The tool was developed by the consortium of Climate Interactive, Ventana Systems, and MIT Sloan. The system is available as on-line application on the website.
What is more important – it is possible to analyse various scenarios of changes in six sectors: Energy supply, Transport, Buildings and Industry, Growth (it is not a sector but the change there is possible), Land and Industry Emission, Carbon Removal. The changes are possible on 18 dimensions and we can see how affect them on using of the global sources and rising the temperature. Without any changes, till 2100 the temperature will increase about 4.1*C.
Photo: Screen from https://en-roads.climateinteractive.org/scenario.html?p55=0.1&v=2.7.29