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Applied Understanding: World2 Model [Systems thinking & modelling series]

This is part 32 of a series of articles featuring the book Beyond Connecting the Dots, Modeling for Meaningful Results.

The “World2 Model” presents interactions among population, industrial growth, food production, and limits in the Earth’s ecosystems. The World2 model was adopted by Geoff McDonnell from Mark Heffernan’s ithink version. The World3 The Limits to Growth Model was developed based on the earlier, simpler version developed by Jay Forrester in his 1971 book World Dynamics.

Interactive model: World 2 Model

Investigate the dynamics among capital investment, population, pollution, and natural resources on the Earth.

World2 Model of World Dynamics

Need help? See the Model instructions

Next edition: Applied Understanding: Conclusion.

Article sources: Beyond Connecting the Dots, Insight Maker. Reproduced by permission.

Header image source: Beyond Connecting the Dots.

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Scott Fortmann-Roe and Gene Bellinger

Scott Fortmann-Roe, creator of Insight Maker, and Gene Bellinger, creator of SystemsWiki, have written the innovative interactive book "Beyond Connecting the Dots" to demystify systems thinking and modelling.

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