Corona virus in Australia

At the time of writing the Covid19 epidemic is rapidly spreading in Australia. What can systems models tell us about the potential of various policies to limit the scale and health impacts of the virus. In this article I apply a system dynamics model to the Australian data available to date. The results of the simulations underline the messages of the medical experts about the importance of behavioural measures in limiting the outbreak.

Simulating sustainability

A global population – economy – resource model explores the future impact of declining resource availability on the world economy. The model tracks the likely future consumption of renewable resources, fossil fuels and non-renewable materials and the economic impact of availability.