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Matt Simon. (2021 October). Deadly Heat is Baking Cities. Here’s How to Cool Them Down. Wired.

Whitney Bauck. (2021 August). Interconnected Problems Call for Interconnected Solutions. Atoms.

Naina Bajekal and Elijah Wolfson. (2021 April). These Women Are Transforming What Climate Leadership Looks Like. Here’s What They Learned From the Pandemic. Time.

Ashoka Fellows. (2021 April). Thinking Differently- Ideas for Action on Planet and Climate. Ashoka.

Pip Wheaton. (2021 February). How Our COVID Response Can Address Climate Change And So Much More. Forbes.

Matt Simon. (2021 February). So, Jeff Bezos, You Really Want to Fix the Planet? Wired.

Matt Simon. (2021 January). Climate Change Is Turning Cities Into Ovens. Wired.

Beth Gardiner. (2020 December). 2020 Was Supposed To Be Our Best Last Chance To Save The Planet. So How Did We Do? Huffington Post.

Rhiana Gunn-Wright, Kristina Karlsoon, Kitty Richards, Bracken Hendricks, and David Arkush. (2020 October). Green Recovery: The Case for Climate-Forward Stimulus Policies in America’s COVID-19 Recession Response. Roosevelt Institute.

Matt Simon. (2020 October). Could Biden Rebuild the Economy by Funding Green Energy? Wired.

Matt Simon. (2020 September). Climate Grief is Burning Across the American West. Wired.

Kate Knuth. (2020 July). From Climate Change and COVID-10 to Racial Injustice, We are In a Period of Rapid Transformation. How Do We Make Sense of What’s Happening? Ensia.

Matt Simon. (2020 July). How a ‘Heat Dome’ Forms – And Why This One Is So Perilous. Wired.

Tara Lohan. (2020 July). Want to Design a Livable Future? Try ‘Multisolving.‘ The Revelator.

Sarah Kaplan. (2020 April). 50 Years Later, Earth Day’s Unsolved Problem: How to Build a More Sustainable World. Washington Post.

Beth Gardiner. (2020 April). Coronavirus Holds A Magnifying Glass To America’s Inequalities And The View Is Brutal. Huffington Post.

Ros Davidson. (2020 April). Stimulus Funds can Transition Economies Away from Climate Wrecking Activity. Foresight Climate & Energy.

Kate Ravilious. (2020 April). Life in a Carbon-neutral World. Physics World.

Beth Gardiner. (2020 April). The Lessons We Choose. Granta.

Beth Gardiner. (2020 March). Coronavirus Holds Key Lessons on How to Fight Climate Change. Yale Environment 360.

Terri Hansen. (2019 September). Four Climate Scientists on How to Take on Climate Change Today. Yes!

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Elizabeth Sawin. (2022 May). A Web of Relationships. Reseed podcast.

Myke Bartlet. (2022 May). Elizabeth Sawin: scientist, systems thinker, multisolver. Dumbo Feather (originally appeared in the systems change magazine issue, released here as a podcast).

Elizabeth Sawin. (2022 March). Multisolving Leader – Elizabeth Sawin. Spread Love in Organizations Podcast.

Elizabeth Sawin. (2021 August). Does This UN Report on Climate Change Force Us to Act on Climate Change? NewsTalk Radio.

Elizabeth Sawin. (2020 September). What the Climate Crisis Can Teach Us About Fixing the Parenting Crisis. Labor Podcast.

Elizabeth Sawin. (2020 August). What the Pandemic has Revealed about Climate Change Views, Activism. Minnesota Public Radio.

Elizabeth Sawin. (2020 August). #84: Elizabeth Sawin, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Climate Interactive. From ‘Bigger Than Us’ podcast by Nexus PMG.

Elizabeth Sawin. (2020 April). COVID-19 and Climate Change. From ‘Skimm This’ podcast by theSkimm.

Elizabeth Sawin. (2020 April). Truth and Multisolving with Dr. Elizabeth Sawin. From ‘With Love and Rage’ podcast by Extinction Rebellion NYC.

Elizabeth Sawin. (2019 August). Interview with Beth Sawin. Council on the Uncertain Human Future.

That opened a new front of research at Climate Interactive: what else would improve around the world if countries truly transitioned away from fossil fuels? From improvements in air quality to energy security we documented many co-benefits of climate action, and incorporated some of them into Climate Interactive’s well known computer simulation, En-ROADS.

But, the multiple benefits of actions to protect the climate remain mostly theoretical without ways of overcoming the obstacles to multisolving. That’s why, from the beginning of our work we have collaborated with others to understand the bright spots of multisolving around the world and to pilot multisolving approaches. First in Milwaukee in partnership with the Milwuakee Metropolitan Sewerage District and then in Atlanta, with Partnership for Southern Equity, we began to see what was possible by bringing the different parts of a system together in pursuit of actions and investments that lifted up many goals at once.

From this action research, along with a series of case studies of multisolving projects, we began to see attitudes and approaches that are in common across a wide diversity of multisolving projects, a topic we wrote about in Stanford Social Innovation Review.

Then came 2020. Pandemic. Escalating climate change impacts. Dire warnings about biodiversity loss. And more and more folks connecting the dots between each of these issues and structural inequity. Invitations to write, speak, and teach about multisolving came fast and furious and with it the possibility that what we’ve learned from multisolving bright spots could help support leaders around the world to respond to crises with multisolving. That spark led to the launch of the Multisolving Institute and our mission of supporting leaders as they pursue multisolving approaches