Andrew P. Jones

Andrew P. Jones

Andrew P. Jones

Director, Co-Founder

apjones@climateinteractive.org

Andrew Jones is the Director and Co-Founder of Climate Interactive and a Research Affiliate at MIT Sloan. An expert on international climate and energy issues, he is a system dynamics modeler, keynote speaker, and designer of simulation-based learning environments.

Trained in environmental engineering and system dynamics modeling through a B.A. at Dartmouth College and a M.S. in Technology and Policy at MIT, he worked in the 1990s at Rocky Mountain Institute and in the 2000s with Dana Meadows at Sustainability Institute. He teaches system dynamics at MIT Sloan and the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He and his team at Climate Interactive and MIT Sloan developed C-ROADS and En-ROADS, two user-friendly climate simulations in use by analysts around the world. His interviews have appeared in multiple media, including the New York Times, U.S. News, and NPR’s Morning Edition.

Jones has written two op-eds in the Sunday New York Times — one on building grounded hope and another in the form of an interactive simulation.

He co-accepted the “ASysT Prize” for “a significant accomplishment achieved through the application of systems thinking to a problem of U.S. national significance,” the System Dynamics Society’s award for the best real-world application of modeling, and Dartmouth College’s Ray W. Smith award for the most significant contribution to the status of the College.

Climate Interactive was named the Top US Energy and Environment Think Tank by Prospect Magazine.

He lives with his family in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.

Work Examples

Work Examples NY Times

Co-author of this NYT Op-Ed “Stopping Climate Change is Hopeless. Let’s Do it.”

Stopping Climate Change Is Hopeless. Let’s Do It.

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Abbreviated version of the En-ROADS Climate Workshop for participants at the Explorer’s Club in New York City

Andrew Jones leads a 10-minute workshop for NY Climate Week

Work Examples NPR Interview

“What would it take to avert the dire situation described in the UN Climate Report” on All Things Considered

What It Would Take To Avert Dire Situation in the UN Climate Report

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Article about Andrew Jones and Climate Interactive’s work

“Role-playing urgency: bridging climate change knowledge and action?” by Adam Fleischmann

Blog Post: Anthrodendum

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“Possibility and Climate Change” Episode hosted by Adam Fleischmann

Talking Culture podcast

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Peer-Reviewed Journal Article: System Dynamics Review

“Science-based analysis for climate action: how HSBC Bank uses the En-ROADS climate policy simulation”

HSBC Bank use of En-RPADS paper

Work Examples NY Times

Graphic Story: New York Times

“How Trump Can Influence Climate Change?”

How Trump Can Influence Climate Change

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How should we face the challenge of climate change?

How should we face the challenge of climate change?

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“Ten Reasons for Hope” – Presentation for Asheville Sierra Club

Ten Reasons for Climate Hope

Work Examples NPR Interview

“How U.N. Climate Negotiations are like splitting a bar tab” on NPR Morning Edition

Radio Interview: How U.N. Climate Negotiations Are Like Splitting A Bar Tab

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“Doing the Impossible: Tackling Climate Change” WCAI | Living Lab Radio

Radio Interview: Doing the Impossible: Tackling Climate Change

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Simulating Climate Hope — Using the C-ROADS simulator to explore what it would take to address climate change

TEDxAsheville: A Hope Trajectory for Climate Change

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Peer-Reviewed Journal Article: PLoS One

“Combining role-play with interactive simulation to motivate informed climate action: Evidence from the World Climate simulation”

“Combining role-play with interactive simulation to

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Peer-Reviewed Journal Article: Social Science Research Network

“Ratcheting Ambition to Limit Warming to 1.5°C – Trade-Offs between Emission Reductions and Carbon Dioxide Removal”

Racheting ambition

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Peer-Reviewed Journal Article: Science Direct

“Management flight simulators to support climate negotiations”

Science Direct

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Graphic Story: New York Times

The Stakes in the Paris Climate Deal: What Might Other Countries Do?

NYtime graphic story

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350 Days of Action Rally in Asheville, NC – Learning From Climate Change

Radio Interview: How U.N. Climate Negotiations Are Like Splitting A Bar Tab

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Graphic Story: New York Times

“The Climate Change Pledges Are In. Will They Fix Anything?”

The Climate Change Pledges Are In. Will They Fix Anything?

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Climate Interactive named top US Energy and Environment Think Tank

Top US Energy and Environment Think Tank

System Dynamics Application Award

System Dynamics Application Award for the best real-world application system dynamics and modeling

System Dynamics Application Award

Climatecon 2018

April 2018 — M.C. of “Climate Con” at The Collider

Climate Con

Asheville Indivisible Climate Rally

April 2017 – M.C. of the Asheville Indivisible Climate Rally

Asheville Indivisible Climate Rally

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“How Could Paris Climate Talks Ratchet Up To Success?”

Paris Talks

“world Energy” Exercise With 125 Stanford Graduate Students

Video of Andrew running  “World Energy” exercise with 125 Stanford graduate students

Stanford

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Article: Systems Thinker

Author of Systems Thinker article “Acting on Interdependence”

Acting on Interdependence

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

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

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Author of “Secret confessions of a disillusioned recycler”

Secret confessions of a disillusioned recycler

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Origin Story: New York Times

Covering the “Carry Your Trash” experiment of 1989

Secret confessions of a disillusioned recycler

Work Examples Drew Johns

Delivering the keynote address at the Smithsonian Museum Conference

Keynote – “Smithsonian Museum Conference”

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“Super Climate Models: Getting Intimate and Interactive with Sexy Looking Climate Data”

SUPER CLIMATE MODELS – GETTING INTIMATE AND INTERACTIVE WITH SEXY LOOKING CLIMATE DATA