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Additional Resources: Sustainability, Simulations, & Software
The Climate Scoreboard allows the people to track progress in the ongoing negotiations to produce an international climate treaty. The Scoreboard allows users to check, on a daily basis, whether proposals in the treaty process commit countries to enough greenhouse gas emissions reductions to achieve widely expressed goals.
A team from Sustainability Institute, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Ventana Systems has designed the Scoreboard to show the estimated temperature increase in 2100 if current proposals within the negotiations were to be implemented. The analysis behind the Scoreboard, based on the C-ROADS computer simulation, is also available on the Scoreboard site, as is a short video about the Scoreboard.
Complete game kits for this deeply insightful introduction to the power of a dynamic systems perspective are available direct from the Society.
A game about team work and natural resource depletion. In the Fish Banks, Ltd. game, teams of players manage their own fishing companies. At the beginning of the game, each fishing company has equal amounts of money and fishing ships. Each company has the same operating costs and technology. At the beginning of every simulated year, the teams make decisions about buying or selling ships, whether to fish or not, and where to fish. The object of the game for each company is to maximize profits.More about the FishBanks online simulation and curriculum on the simulations page.
Modeling and Simulation Software
Insight Maker lets you express your thoughts using rich pictures and causal loop diagrams. It then lets you turn these diagrams into powerful simulation models. All this happens right in your browser, for free. No software download needed.
The software developer of STELLA. Education and research are most exciting when they move out of the lecture hall and library and provide opportunity to create, experience, and see. STELLA® offers a practical way to dynamically visualize and communicate how complex systems and ideas really work.
The software developer of Vensim. Industrial strength simulation software for improving the performance of real systems. Vensim's rich feature set emphasizes model quality, connections to data, flexible distribution, and advanced algorithms. Configurations for everyone from students to professionals.
The software developer of Powersim