Drew Jones

Journal Articles

John Sterman, Thomas Fiddaman, Travis Franck, Andrew Jones, Stephanie McCauley, Philip Rice, Elizabeth Sawin, and Lori Siegel. (2012). Climate Interactive: The C-ROADS Climate Policy ModelSystem Dynamics Review, DOI: 10.1002/sdr.1474.

Leah Greden Mathews and Andrew Jones. (2008). Using systems thinking to improve interdisciplinary learning outcomes: Reflections on a Pilot Study in Land EconomicsIssues in Intergrative Studies, No. 26, pp. 73-104.

Bobby Milstein, Andrew Jones, Jack B. Homer, Dara Murphy, Joyce Essien, and Don Seville. (2007 July). Charting plausible futures for diabetes prevalence in the United States: a role for system dynamics simulation modelingPreventing Chronic Disease.

Andrew P. Jones, Jack B. Homer, Dara L. Murphy, Joyce D. K. Essien, Bobby Milstein, and Donald A. Seville. (2006). Understanding diabetes population dynamics through simulation modeling and experimentationAmerican Journal of Public Health, Vol 96, No. 3, 488-494: 10.2105/AJPH.2005.063529.

Andrew Jones, Don Seville, and Donella Meadows. (2002). Resource sustainability in commodity systems: The sawmill industry in the Northern Forest. Systems Dynamics Review, Vol. 18, No. 2, 171–204: 10.1002/sdr.238.

System Dynamics and Systems Thinking Tools

Andrew Jones. (2007 December). Acting on InterdependenceSystems Thinker, Vol. 18, No. 9.

Chris Benjamin and Andrew Jones. (2006). Systems Thinking: A Practical Application, Participant Exercises. Exercises on Systems Thinking as Applied to Public Health, for the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association.

Andrew Jones. (2005). Systems thinking for sustainability: A decision-support approach for electrical utility executives addressing climate change.

Andrew Jones and Don Seville. (2003 March). Action-to-outcome mapping: Testing strategy with systems thinkingSystems Thinker, Vol. 14, No. 2.

Climate Change

John Sterman, Thomas Fiddaman, Travis Franck, Andrew Jones, Stephanie McCauley, Philip Rice, Juliette Rooney-Varga, Elizabeth Sawin, and Lori Siegel. (Under Review). World Climate: A Role-Play Simulation of Global Climate Negotiations.

John Sterman, Thomas Fiddaman, Travis Franck, Andrew Jones, Stephanie McCauley, Philip Rice, Elizabeth Sawin, and Lori Siegel. (2011). Management Flight Simulators to Support Climate Negotiations: The C-ROADS Climate Policy Model.

Elizabeth R. Sawin, Andrew P. Jones, Tom Fiddaman, Lori S. Siegel, Diana Wright, Travis Franck, Andreas Barkman, Tom Cummings, Felicitas von Peter, Jacqueline McGlade, Robert W. Corell, and John Sterman. (2009 March). Current Emissions Reductions Proposals In The Lead-Up To Cop-15 Are Likely To Be Insufficient To Stabilize Atmospheric CO2 Levels: Using C-ROADS – A Simple Computer Simulation Of Climate Change – To Support Long-Term Climate Policy Development.

Andrew Jones and Elizabeth Sawin. Climate Interactive: “Sims” for Improving our thinking About Addressing climate change. Reflections: The SoL Journal.

Andrew Jones and Don Seville. (2002 October). Supporting Effective Participation in the Climate Change Debate: The Role of System Dynamics Simulation Modeling.


J. Homer, A. Jones, D. Seville, J. Essien, B. Milstein, and D. Murphy. (2004). The CDC’s Diabetes Systems Modeling Project: Developing a new tool for chronic disease prevention and control.

J. Homer, A. Jones, and D. Seville. (2004). Diabetes System Model Reference Guide.

Blog entries

Climate Interactive – The Blog, posts by Drew Jones

Presentations, Videos, and Podcasts

En-ROADS Exploration of Climate & Energy Scenarios (Webinar)

Climate Interactive Co-Director Drew Jones explores the power of En-ROADS to understand climate and energy scenarios in this hour-long webinar

Games and Climate Change
Climate Interactive co-director, Drew Jones, explains how lessons from gaming help us ensure that climate and energy analysis can be used to make a difference at the 2012 Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop
Climate Pathways App Intro
Drew Jones of Climate Interactive introduces Climate Pathways, a free app for the iPhone and iPad that compresses a climate model into a mobile device
En-ROADS Intro
Climate Interactive’s Drew Jones introduces the En-ROADS simulation
Climate Interactive’s Drew Jones facilitates our World Climate exercise for Asheville High School in Asheville, NC, USA.
Testing Climate Pathways at COP16
Climate Interactive’s Drew Jones and COP16 attendees test the beta version of C-ROADS for iPhone and iPad
Climate Interactive’s Drew Jones presents at the EPA’s “Integrated Modeling to Characterize Climate Change Impacts and Support Decision Making” conference in Atlanta in February 2011. Slides available here.
Simulating Climate Hope at TEDx.  Click here for background info.
This video explains The Climate Scoreboard, Climate Interactive’s embeddable widget that reports global temperature change in 2100 based on the proposals to the United Nations to address climate change.  Click here for more information. (4:30)
Drew Jones presenting to a crowd at the “350 Day of Action” rally in Asheville, North Carolina USA, October 2009. Exploring: What are we learning as we respond to the threat and reality of climate change?
Drew Jones presenting climate simulations at Green Drinks Asheville
The story of one family’s efforts to reduce their carbon footprint and energy use, plus a systems thinking perspective on how one family’s actions can matter.
Drew Jones on carrying our trash and simulating the climate. (Here is Dana Meadows’ column on the same “Carry Your Trash” experience).
Drew Jones explaining the bathtub sim

Acting on Interdependence: The Systems View, a talk delivered at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, June 2007. Text pdf or mp3 podcast (20min).

Selected Columns

The Christmas Tree Industry is One More Reason To Address Climate Change

When It Hurts So Good: How WNC Could Benefit Economically From Tackling Air Quality

We Can’t Afford to “Wait and See” on Climate Change

The Trouble with Attractiveness – Raising Quality of Life Amidst Complex Urban Systems

Declare War on Escalation, Drew Jones & Elizabeth Sawin, Sept. 15, 2001.

Dana Meadows the Teacher – Unearthing our Visions and Driving Us Nuts. April 22, 2001.

Secret Confessions of a Disillusioned Recycler


In 2008, as part of the CDC System Dynamics team, Drew accepted the“ASysT Prize” from the Applied System Thinking Institute.

In 1990, Drew won Dartmouth College’s Palaeopitus-Ray W. Smith Award for outstanding leadership.