Posts Tagged ‘simulation’

Managing Complexity: A Simulation’s Insights into Climate Change

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 19th, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

Using the En-ROADS simulation tool to visualize our energy choices and understand their implications Elizabeth Sawin When we talk about climate change, we’re really talking about systems—a whole web of linked issues. We can’t really discuss the eroding health of our planet without bringing up the causes of that decline, such as habitat destruction and resource extraction. Mention of resource extraction brings [...]

“What if…?” The C-Learn Climate Simulation Tool

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: June 14th, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

If we halt deforestation, will we ensure a healthy future planet? If we cut fossil fuel emissions by a quarter, can we maintain a steady global temperature and keep sea levels from rising? If we reduce carbon emissions by half, will we be on track for a sustainable tomorrow? When dealing with a system as large and complex as planet Earth, it can [...]

Pushing the Limits Simulation

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 3rd, 2012

We’re pleased to announce the addition of a new interactive simulation to the educational resources available on the Donella Meadows website. “Pushing the Limits: How much oil is left?” is a learning lab that allows users to investigate some of the most important concepts relating to an economy driven by fossil fuels. By exploring the learning lab you will: Learn about the [...]

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