Climate Interactive in Lima at COP 20

Drew Jones

  Climate Interactive is attending the UNFCCC’s twentieth Conference of the Parties (COP 20) in Lima, Peru. We look forward to meeting as many members of the Climate Interactive community as possible. If you’re in Lima, please look for team members Ellie Johnston, Travis Franck, and Drew Jones. They will be sharing our En-ROADS, C-ROADS, and […]

Breaking Analysis: US-China Climate Deal to Avoid 640 Billion Tons of Carbon Pollution

US China Climate Commitments Table

New commitments from China and the US could keep a significant 640 gigatons of CO2 out of the atmosphere  Today the world’s attention is turning to the announcement of new climate commitments by the US and China. Using our global climate simulation C-ROADS, we have calculated the impact of the new commitments on the climate. […]

Climate Interactive and the Dalai Lama: “Shouting, Shouting”


Climate Interactive and the Dalai Lama: “Shouting, Shouting”.   His Holiness the Dalai Lama recently participated in a dialogue at MIT on the challenge of responding to climate change. In this video excerpt, MIT Sloan Professor John Sterman, together with the Dalai Lama and audience, creates a climate success scenario using the C-ROADS interactive simulation […]

World Climate at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union


Climate Interactive’s World Climate Exercise generates climate policies of the people, by the people, and for the people. This December, participants at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting will have an opportunity to design their own science-based international climate policy agreement. The American Geophysical Union (AGU) brings together Earth and space scientists to collaboratively advance and […]

Why the Latest Energy Breakthrough Won’t Help the Climate Much

Credit: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Cross-posted from   We all just love a story where the suspense builds and builds, the whole tale teeters on the brink of disaster — but then, just in time, the hero or heroine saves the day. And it’s no different with climate change. As we watch this slow-motion catastrophe unfurl, we hold out […]

Dymphna van der Lans: How Systems Thinking Can Impact Climate Change


“Climate change may well be the most complex systems problem that we have ever faced.” Our colleague and CEO of the Clinton Climate Initiative, Dymphna van der Lans, wrote a meaningful piece on what systems thinking means to her and to climate change. In the post below, she mentions her beginnings as a systems thinker […]

Gaps in Thinking About CO2 Removals


Today’s guest post by Tom Fiddaman of our Climate Interactive team was prompted by the Virgin Earth Challenge for greenhouse gas removal. Along with commentary from MIT’s Dr. John Sterman, he discusses the gaps in systemic thinking about CO2 removal efforts, especially when they undermine mitigation efforts and don’t accompany changes in behavior, such as […]

How to Save the Climate in Twenty Minutes


Climate Interactive co-director Drew Jones presented results from the En-ROADS simulation to an audience at the Smithsonian Institution, at the National Museum of Natural History on October 9th. Along with Bethany Patten of MIT Sloan School of Management, Drew had twenty minutes to see if the audience’s ideas for addressing climate change were sufficient. See how they did […]