What can Goldilocks and bathtubs teach us about climate dynamics?

Using analogies and stories to communicate climate change (or anything really) is an effective way to deepen your audience’s understanding. In the video below, energy modeler Corey Welch explains climate change and what is needed to address the challenge with 20 slides in 5 minutes. He explains this complex challenge, as you will see, using powerful analogies, like a bathtub’s inflow and outflow, to exhibit the stock of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and the flow of greenhouse gases in and out.

Explore the bathtub analogy more with our climate bathtub simulation or MIT Professor John Sterman’s beautiful climate bathtub in National Geographic magazine, then use our C-ROADS model to come to your own conclusions about what greenhouse gas reductions are needed to address climate change.

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