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Two Daily Kos eco writers, beachbabe in fl and gmoke are finalists in the final voting phase of the MIT Climate Colab Contest.

Judges in the contest, which entered its final round October 31, have selected three global proposals and five national proposals for the final popular voting phase.

In the Global Contest,"How should the global economy evolve through 2100, given the risks of climate change?", beachbabe in fl is currently in first place in the popular vote with her proposal The Planet Or Your Plate: mitigate climate change by going meatless.

In the National Contest, "How should national economies evolve through 2100, given the risks of climate change?" gmoke is one of five finalists with his proposal
How to Change US Energy in One Growing Season.

Members of the Climate CoLab community have until Nov 15 to vote for the Popular Choice Winner in both categories.  The judges will then select the Judges' Choice Winner. Both winning proposals are featured in briefings before both the United Nations and the US Congress.

Join the Climate CoLab community today and support the fabulous work of our two outstanding environmental writers.

About the Climate CoLab

The Climate CoLab seeks to harness the collective intelligence of thousands of people around the world to address global climate change.

Inspired by systems like Wikipedia and Linux, the Climate CoLab is a global, on-line forum in which people can:

    create,
    analyze, and
    select

detailed proposals for what to do about climate change.

The CoLab was launched in 2007 with the publication of  Harnessing Collective Intelligence to Address Global Climate Change by Thomas W. Malone, "the Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence"; and  Mark Klein, " a Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Center for Collective Intelligence, and an Affiliate at the Computer Science and AI Lab as well the New England Complex Systems Institute." (MIT Press, Innovations)

Originally posted to MIT Climate CoLab Proposal on Sat Nov 05, 2011 at 02:46 PM PDT.

Also republished by Meatless Advocates Meetup, DK GreenRoots, Beyond Kyoto, EcoJustice, and ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement.

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