“Users soon realize there is no magic solution—no silver bullet to mitigating climate change,” says Peter Mahaffy, KCVS director. “But they also learn how far we can get with a mosaic of solutions. Using currently available technologies, we can change the trajectory we are on and get much closer to reaching the goals of the Paris agreement.”
The DOC simulation was developed by an interdisciplinary team of undergraduate students and faculty at KCVS, with support from Energy Efficiency Alberta, as part of Accessible Solutions: Visualizing Energy Choices and Climate Implications Embedded in Alberta Narratives.
The free digital learning resources provided by KCVS are already used by over 500,000 students, educators and the public from over 100 countries each year. This simulation joins that suite of free interactive tools. Besides being released on the web for the global public, it will be used in Alberta with project partners Energy Futures Lab, the Alberta Council for Environmental Education, Student Energy, and People for Energy and Environmental Literacy, who have provided important input into the development of the simulation. 25 global experts provided external peer review.
Learn more about the Design Our Climate simulation in the November issue of ACCN Canadian Chemical News.