A Scientist Heads to Capitol Hill, Climate Bathtub in Hand

Dr. Max Moehs discusses climate change with Sen. Maria Cantwell (WA).

Cultivating bridges between science and policy is essential for progress on climate change. Here Dr. Max Moehs of the American Society of Plant Biologists highlights his insights after recent meetings with members of the U.S. Congress. Impressions of Climate Science Day By: Charles Paul “Max” Moehs, Ph.D. Cross-posted from ASPB Plant Blog In 1962, when I was […]

Global Effort to Spread Climate Negotiation Simulations Takes Off

Paris, France – Source: COP in MyCity

As the U.N. climate negotiations steadily tick toward their deadline of releasing a new agreement in 2015, a global effort led by young people to have their voices heard and taken seriously in the negotiations is spreading worldwide. The initiative, COP in MyCity, is using Climate Interactive’s World Climate Exercise as the basis of their […]

Top Ten Reasons the World Needs En-ROADS — a Fast, Accessible, Free, Hands-On Global Climate and Energy Simulator

By Drew Jones, Climate Interactive Co-Director 1. Grounded hope. For climate action success, we need a scientifically based narrative of what to do. En-ROADS helps anyone (not just modelers) create such a narrative. 2. Policy-makers are using it.  Jonathan Pershing of the U.S. Department of Energy has asked for specific features and scenarios. 3. A complement to existing scientific models. Prof. John […]

Climate Interactive in the UK: Building grounded hope on climate solutions

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“The workshop enabled participants to visualize how the various approaches and solutions interact and impact climate outcomes.  Some of the conclusions challenged received wisdom and intuition.” – Workshop Participant In the latest leg of our campaign to build understanding of climate change solutions, Climate Interactive Co-Director Drew Jones traveled to London to engage leaders with our simulations […]

World Climate in French: An Integrative and Multidisciplinary Approach

World Climate in French: An Integrative and Multidisciplinary Approach

“Look, they only gave us cake crumb, we won’t give anything to the other countries!”  -a student, just before the negotiation starts Our friend Laurent Richard, a mathematics teacher at the International School of Boston, saw transformative results after running our  World Climate Exercise with his students in French.  Here’s what he had to say (for the […]

Systems Thinking and Business Solutions in a Complex World

John Sterman on Climate Change: Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize

In the latest entry in the Network for Business Sustainability blog, Climate Interactive Member and MIT Professor John Sterman outlines how we can use systems thinking – the analytical approach that underlies Climate Interactive’s models — to solve some of the world’s most complex problems. Although his suggestions focus on businesses, these strategies can be used by […]

John Sterman on the Power of Simulations

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At a recent MIT conference, Climate Interactive member Prof. John Sterman provided an inspiring analysis of the relationship between big data, climate models and climate change action. As we see data and models become more advanced and more available, we’re only really reaching the first step toward solving the problem of climate change.  The real […]

Using Simulations to Transform Climate Education

Using Simulations to Transform Climate Education

With funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the UMass Lowell Climate Change Initiative and Climate Interactive are partnering to bring transformative climate change education tools to educators and students.  Our newly launched project uses simulation role-playing games to put students in the shoes of decision makers, navigating complex social systems while making climate and […]

Counterintuitive Climate Strategy: See The Solution In Order to Even See the Problem

By Drew Jones, Climate Interactive Co-Director How can we build political will to take responsibility for climate? It is time to invest in grounded hope. We should inoculate the world with an attractive, rigorous, comprehensive path toward climate success, as a means of helping people see and own the climate challenge in the first place. […]

Climate Interactive Simulation Opens Minds of 200 International Fellows

Climate Interactive Simulation Opens Minds of 200 International Fellows

A group of 185 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows from across the world got a crash course in climate change policy from Climate Interactive Co-Director Drew Jones at this year’s Global Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. The World Energy and World Climate simulations helped these leaders, who represented 93 countries, gain insights into the complexity of […]