Reinforcing Feedback Loops

Climate Interactive Co-Director Dr. Beth Sawin introduces reinforcing feedback loops — an important driver of change in our world. Reinforcing feedback is also known by other names like exponential change or positive feedback. Learn more through the video:

Now that you have seen some examples of reinforcing feedback, name some things in your own life that are increasing or decreasing due to reinforcing feedback. Try drawing the interconnections using causal diagraming.

If you would like to read about this topic, check out this classic essay by Donella Meadows on the resources page.

There is more to come on reinforcing feedback, so keep an eye out for the next video.

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