Excel will save the world

I’ve often used this claim to get attention when I start my ‘modelling’ lesson.  Pupils are skeptical at first but understand the idea as it is explained in more detail.  Well … here is a bit more evidence…

This article claims that deforestation and climate change can indeed be stopped by spreadsheets… Improved modelling methods and better ways of analysing information could help save the world’s forests, according to scientists at Microsoft Research Cambridge, Princeton University and Universidad de Alcalá in Madrid.


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