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What do our models really represent?

By Dan Jessie, IIASA Research Scholar, Advanced Systems Analysis Program

As policymakers turn to the scientific community to inform their decisions on topics such as climate change, public health, and energy policy, scientists and mathematicians face the challenge of providing reliable information regarding trade-offs and outcomes for various courses of action. 483 more words


Dancing with Nature: The Sustainable Challenge

I am not much of a professional sports fan these days.  But every year at this time I remember myself as a kid, pulling out my old Maury Wills baseball mitt and Carl Yastrzemski bat from the basement to play outside with my friends, following what seemed like endless winters while growing up in the Midwest. 842 more words

Sustainable Food Systems

A review of environmental impact assessment frameworks for livestock production systems

This study, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, reviews the currently available tools for and approaches to assessing the environmental impacts of livestock production systems. 219 more words


Linking farmers to value chains in Uganda

Originally written by Jo Cadilhon in the Humidtropics blog:

Last week (3-6 March 2015) the Humidtropics, Dryland Systems and Aquatic Agricultural Systems CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) met in Ibadan, Nigeria for the… 312 more words


When are Dunwall and Scotland like your School? Throwback Analysis of "Dishonored," Part III.

Today, I offer readers the final piece of my older comparative analysis of “Dishonored” and “Macbeth,” published for the first time online.  If you haven’t read the first two parts, you can find the first… 7,615 more words


SHC 2015 - International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry

A conference of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Solar Heating and Cooling Program and European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF). Organised by PSE AG.

Istanbul, Turkey… 47 more words

Conferences In 2015

Visualizing IT data examples - Circos table visualizations

So I should be clear, often as not I look at things from an enterprise or systems architecture standpoint, not initially from a engineering or software development view.   454 more words

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