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MIT’s John Sterman explores questions on the future of climate efforts and what we can do to build a safer, sustainable world. He demonstrates how interactive tools are being used by political leaders, policymakers, and members of the public around the world to build shared understanding of climate change and the task before us.
This video presents scenarios from the C-ROADS simulation and explores how far the Paris contributions get us, and what more is needed to keep warming to within 2° Celsius (3.6°F) of temperature change above pre-industrial levels. Read more about the analysis in this blog post.
John Sterman’s analysis begins at 36:16. Download the slides here (ppt).
John Sterman of MIT talks about how the climate deal that came out of COP21 is a major step forward, and why it does not go far enough.
More World Climate videos can be found here.
Watch Drew Jones give a 1 minute introduction to the World Climate Simulation. With this 360° video, you can move your phone around (if you’re watching on mobile) to see the whole scene, or click and drag to see more of the room if you’re watching on a computer.
Professor Juliette Rooney-Varga explains techniques for running World Climate.
World Climate in Spanish at the Escuela Nacional de Estudios Superiores – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico.
MIT professor John Sterman leads a group in the World Climate exercise developed by Climate Interactive
Short overview video of the World Energy exercise led by Climate Interactive’s Drew Jones for Stanford graduate students. More videos of similar simulations available here.
Video of the Drew Jones introducing the World Energy Exercise to a group of participants.
Video of the Drew Jones introducing the World Energy Exercise at Stanford University. Password: Energy@
John Sterman Demonstrating En-ROADS
John Sterman of MIT talks about the motivation for En-ROADS and leads the audience through creating an emissions reduction scenario in real time.
How to Save the World in 10 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. Along with Bethany Patten of MIT Sloan School of Management, Drew had ten minutes to see if the audience’s ideas for addressing climate change were sufficient. Watch how they did.
Beth Sawin presents “The Power of Multisolving for People and Climate” at TEDx Sun Valley, in Sun Valley, Idaho. After introducing multisolving, Beth takes the audience on a journey through the actions that are needed to protect the climate, showing how those actions could improve health, equity, and well-being at the same time. But how does one multisolve, exactly? Beth gives examples of people multisolving all around the world and explains how we each can do the same.
FLOWER is a simple tool for analyzing, comparing, and evaluating policies and projects. It helps determine the project’s potential for achieving multiple benefits (known as “multisolving“) and the extent to which the project addresses equity.
This video exploring the dynamics of community investment and displacement, made with input from the Just Growth Circle and the Partnership for Southern Equity.
In this video, Beth Sawin explains the concept of Multisolving, or the search for systemic solutions that protect the climate while also improving health, equality, and well-being. Recorded in Paris during the COP21 climate negotiations, Beth discusses the potential of Multisolving to address several problems at once, and the impact of Multisolving on the Paris climate talks.
Climate Interactive partner and Director of University of Massachusetts Lowell Climate Change Initiative Dr. Juliette Rooney-Varga demonstrates how systems thinking can help us better understand climate change.
Drew Jones of Climate Interactive introduces Climate Pathways, a free app for the iPhone and iPad that compresses a climate model into a mobile device.
Climate Interactive partner and Director of UMass Lowell Climate Change Initiative Dr. Juliette Rooney-Varga explains the importance of integrating climate change into biology education and shares an effective way to teach about climate change.
Peter Senge of MIT and SoL on the purpose of Climate Interactive