An Open Model of Climate Change Behaviors

Project by James Rising:

The behaviors that produce climate change are overdetermined and systemic, but that fact suggests that there exist “leverage points” within society where small policy changes will have big effects on these behaviors.  The goal of this project is to generate a new style of system dynamical model of society, at a sufficiently high level of granularity to identify those policies and institutions.  Some complimentary goals include the incorporation of fractal networks into system dynamics, producing an online interface for researchers to contribute and run simulations, and develop a numerical framework to analyze the coherence and local-significance of the model elements.

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