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Bradd Libby

Bradd Libby is responsible for our complex systems analysis and modeling. Prior to RethinkX, he worked for DNV GL, an engineering consultancy dedicated to health, safety, and environmental risk mitigation. He spent several years there designing and building scientific equipment for use in the Arctic and studying the effects of climate change on industry, agriculture, and cities. He has been professionally involved in using computer simulation, including System Dynamics and Monte Carlo simulation, to understand complex systems for more than two decades. Bradd has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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How Kevin Bacon Can Save the Planet and Regenerate the Earth

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Nov 22, 2021

Decision-makers at the COP26 UN climate summit might do well to remind themselves of a game called ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon’. Because only by understanding the interconnection of the world’s problems can we recognize how they can be rapidly solved by addressing them systemically at the root. Invented in …

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To Save the Rainforests, Stop Doing the Things That Are Destroying Them

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Oct 13, 2021

Many scientists now believe that the Amazon is close to a tipping point, after which it would become a savanna rather than a rainforest. Instead of pulling greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere, it will start pumping them into the atmosphere, leading so-called flying rivers – bands of moisture in …

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Air pollution endangers billions, but a handful of technologies can make air clean again this decade

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Sep 23, 2021

You would probably not willingly drink contaminated water or eat rotten food. But every day billions of people breathe polluted air and do not stop to think twice about it. That’s why air pollution is slashing the lives of billions of people around the world by up to six years, …

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Despite Growing Extinction Risk, This is How Whales Could Flourish Like Never Before

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Sep 14, 2021

North Atlantic right whales face an increasing risk of extinction due to climate change. According to a new study by scientists at Cornell University, warming oceans have driven the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale population from its traditional and protected habitat in the Gulf of Maine into cooler waters …

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Precision Fermentation and the Disruption of the Palm Oil Industry

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Sep 30, 2020

How do chocolate goodies keep their sheen and creamy texture, even while sitting on store shelves? Increasingly, the answer is palm oil (and palm kernel oil), the world’s most widely consumed vegetable oil[1]. In our report Rethinking Food and Agriculture 2020-2030, we discuss how precision fermentation (PF) is rapidly improving …

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