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These techniques have been made available in Demos Decision Modelling System as an experimental testbed to evaluate their effectiveness. Demos has been used to develop a variety of engineering- economic and policy models, including ADAM, the acid rain model mentioned above.
Evaluation studies suggest that in the hands of skilled users, such software can do much to facilitate clearer, better documented models that are easier to understand, critique, and modify, and that it encourages more thorough treatment and analysis of uncertainties.
However, like much powerful modelling and presentation software, it also allows unskilled users to more rapidly create apparently impressive, but confused and confusing analyses.
The Policy Impact of Environmental Modelling In recent years European nations have agreed on significant reductions on acid rain precursors. One might ask what impact computer modelling has had on the adoption of such policies? It is hard to find direct evidence. Indeed, it has been argued that U.
However, it does appear that the Bush administration has felt compelled by the rising tide of public opinion to underpin its environmental rhetoric with a degree of substance in the proposed revisions to the Clean Air Act. The heightened public concern about acid rain must at least in part be a function of some of these research findings.
In the European context, the protocols detailing allocation of emissions reductions by nation may respond in part to computer analyses of transborder flows of pollutants, although the diplomatic niceties of such agreements makes such relationships hard to pin down.
At any rate there is little evidence to support early fears that obfuscating or misleading computer models might have a major negative impact on the policy debate.
Nowadays policymakers and laypeople seem to be generally imbued with a healthy skepticism about computer models.
In the last year or two, research funding and media attention to the "acid rain problem" has begun to wane. This is not because we now understand acid rain effects, or even that the problems will necessarily be solved by the prospective cuts in emissions. Rather it is because the complexities and dangers of acid rain, large though they are, pale into insignificance in the face of those of the greenhouse effect and global warming, now catching the attention of environmental scientists and the general public.
But an understanding of the complex interactions of scientific research, policy models, public opinion, and policy debate on acid rain over the last decade, may illuminate these processes on the global warming issue in coming years.
Computer modelling has long played a central role in scientific research on the greenhouse effect. The complexities of the physical systems involved make this inevitable. We still need to be alert to the dangers of being misled by inappropriate models.
But careful analysis of the uncertainties can protect us from spurious precision. And the intensity of the scientific debate make it unlikely that major scientific errors will remain unchallenged for long. A new generation of modelling software could improve accessibility of policy models, and speed the process of review, critique and revision.
In this way there is even the opportunity that new technologies can open up the collaborative process of model development, and broaden participation in the policy debate. Application to regional aquatic acidification in eastern North America," E.
Dordrecht, The Netherlands,pp Max Henrion is an associate professor of engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He is currently on leave, and working at the Palo Alto, California laboratory of Rockwell International, and serving as a consulting professor of medical informatics at Stanford University.
He is a CPSR member. Bowers Recent reports on global changes in life-sustaining ecosystems, such as the annual State of the World published by the Worldwatch Institute and the special issue of Scientific American entitled "Managing Planet Earth," support the conventional thinking that computers are one of the most important technologies we have available for understanding the extent of the crisis and the steps that must be taken to mitigate it.
Processing scientific data and modelling how natural systems will react to further changes caused by human activity suggest that the computer is essential to a data-based approach to understanding the dynamic and interactive nature of an ecology.
Having recognized the genuine contributions that computers make to addressing the ecological crisis, I also want to argue that computers help reinforce the mindset that has contributed to the disproportionate impact that Western societies have had on degrading the habitat.
This Cartesian way of thinking can be seen in how the lead article in Scientific American, "Managing Planet Earth," frames the nature of the ecological crisis as a problem of more rational management of the planet.
As the author, William C. Clark puts it, "Managing Planet Earth will require answers to two questions: What kind of planet do we want?
What kind of planet can we get? The Cartesian mindset shows up in the special issue of Scientific American and the annual reports of the Worldwatch Institute in another way that is critically important to any discussion of how computers relate to the deepening ecological crisis.
Although both publications provide a wealth of data which, according to one of the canons of the Cartesian position, is supposed to be the basis of rational thought, they totally ignore that culture is part of the problem.
In fact, culture is not even mentioned in these data-based representations of the ecological crisis.0 Down votes, mark as not useful. KONE Sustainability Report Tcm Uploaded by hasd. Web - 1) Web is a collection of technologies that enable us to create and provide services to end users in innovative ways.
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It was designed by a man named Peter Bratt, and Englishman in South Devon. Ecodisc is designed so that the user can see what effects certain changes can make on the environment with out actually making the changes.