Systems Thinking Community Is Working to Create Social and Environmental Change – Here’s What We’ve Noticed Recently


There is a vibrant community of people applying systems thinking to make positive change. We’re excited to share a sampling of some things that we’ve noticed with you – from a six-minute video on systems thinking to a seven-week online course on leadership and global responsibility. Short Video Will Introduce You to Systems Thinking This six-minute video, Finding Leverage – […]

World Climate Leaves MIT Students with Important Insights

For years, Climate Interactive’s World Climate exercise has been used in classrooms and conferences around the world to help students and professionals better understand the challenges facing international climate change negotiations. Our friends at MIT have documented a recent exercise that beautifully captures the experience: [youtube=] Led in this instance by MIT professor and Climate […]

Moving Into Action With Climate Change

Make it fun! Make it interactive! Leave people inspired! And gracefully interconnect the need to adapt to unavoidable climate change with the imperative to prevent any climate change we can. These are easily four of the biggest challenges involved in helping people find ways to  act to address climate change. That’s why, less than a […]

CO2 Timeline Tool: A New Tool for Youth Climate Leaders (and all the rest of us too!)

Youth climate leaders rightly argue that it is they – not current-day politicians, executives, and administrators – who will have to live with the consequences of today’s decisions when it comes to fossil fuel use. As these young people mobilize in hundreds of fossil fuel divestment campaigns we are excited to release a new tool […]

4 Tools for Teaching Engaging Climate & Systems Thinking Classes

Climate Interactive has many tools that can be used in classrooms from middle school to graduate-level for interactive and engaging classes on topics like, climate change, energy policy, and systems thinking. World Climate Exercise: World Climate is a role-playing climate simulation that gives groups from 6-80 a chance to experience how to negotiate a global […]

19 Climate Games that Could Change the Future

The prevalence of games in our culture provides an opportunity to increase the understanding of our global challenges. In 2008 the Pew Research Center estimated that over half of American adults played video games and 80% of young Americans play video games. The vast majority of these games serve purely to entertain. There are a […]

UNFCCC Submissions Due February 28th: C-ROADS Assistance Available!

In anticipation of the Feb. 28th deadline, modeling and simulation analysis is available from Climate Interactive to support parties and observers who are preparing submissions with suggestions for increasing the level of ambition of the global climate negotiations. Last December when the  Durban Platform was agreed to at COP-17 it included a call for negotiating […]

Can a Graph Be a Call to Action?

A new article,  2011 Climate Change in Pictures and Data: Just the Facts, shares, in just two pages, seven of the most important graphs on the planet. The datasets are striking, and  author Peter Gleick draws clear conclusions in a very tightly worded piece: ” CO2 in the atmosphere continues its inexorable rise. Higher concentrations […]