Applying Game Theory To Climate Change
The moral calculus of climate change; In a “mathy” philosophy class, students explore the risks, outcomes, and ethical implications of living in a warming world.
Leda Zimmerman, June 4, 2018 (MIT News)
Game Theory is also known as ‘The Prisoner’s Dilemma.’ It is a strategy discussion that pits cooperation against self-interest. Many see it as an ideal way to think about climate change because it ways individual benefits gained from emitting carbon against a future point where everybody if harmed by emissions. An MIT philosophy course helps students learn to apply Game Theory to climate issues. It compares individual actions and consequences to the threat of climate change. The course’s intent is to take students from distress over climate change to an understanding of the risks and implications of different decisions. It raises the ethics of present choices versus future impacts, giving students a foundation for future actions. click here for more