John P. Reisman
John P. Reisman worked at the University of the World with , Author of and Dr. Martin Chamberlain, doing research in educational systems. While at the university, he wrote a simplified systems theory for understanding general systems operation and dynamics, and developed a methodology to help understand the health of a given system. He worked, with the assistance of , developing The Learning Center/PATH Project, which was presented to the US Department of Education and EDUCOM (North American Inter-university Network) and developed the TLC/PATH project for the Reagan administrations, 'School 2000' project.
More recently he has conducted research, analysis and development efforts in energy efficient urban and industrial structures and was awarded a patent for a time management system he invented. John enjoys working with entrepreneurs and companies to increase efficiency and effectiveness in all areas of business. Finding a better way to get things done is a keystone of his approach to innovative projects, as well as structuring information technology applications to increase security and effectiveness for organizational development.
John studied engineering and early in his career worked in the media industry in production; and for the Department of Defense (AFRTS) while living at the NATO base in Iceland. After 9/11 he worked with Homeland Security to help bring the TSA security force up to speed.
He enjoys writing, and examining systems interaction and dynamics. Most recently he has applied his examinations to climate, energy, psychology and economic systems as well as synergies and inter-dynamic relationships in these areas.
John was awarded the Distinguished Communications Award from the National Academies in 2012 for directing the movie 'Climate Change: Lines of Evidence'. He continues to explore the evidence pertaining to human understanding of science in climate change, economics, and psychology in order to more fully understand and communicate facts while reducing fictions that are too often embraced by a public being tricked by confusion and misunderstanding.
Climate, Economics, Security & Psychology
John's communication efforts focus on the relevance of understanding confluence issues related to climate change in order to highlight relevant areas of importance including what climate change means to our economy as well as how important energy is in enabling a healthy transition to a new energy economy. Related issues include food security, geopolitical stability and why it is important to not merely believe in climate change, but rather to understand it so that our decision processing remains highly relevant.
Understanding the economics is most challenging when engineering solutions pertaining to climate change. Our attention needs to span resource capacity and change while including uncertainty. This, in relation to global needs, consumption, and national and regional security provides a challenging field of inquiry for planning. New technology is required for energy infrastructure transition while simultaneously weighing future costs of climate change in relation to current infrastructure. To top off this cake we also need to consider the realm of politics and human psychology in order to understand what it will take to direct policy in a manner that provides greater benefit as opposed to greater loss. The risk of adopting inappropriate policy that reduces future benefit in what may be a more precarious monetary economy is also a consideration. All in all we must take on the challenge and navigate the course in an economically feasible manner so as not to reduce economic capacity which may reduce solution development capacity.
Climate Science, Economics & Security Issues
Climate Communication and Science Issues: AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco
Security & Climate Change Confluence Issues: AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco
ETH, Zürich, Switzerland