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Feedback dynamics in climate and society

In the debate over climate change, I find myself paying more attention to authorities who highlight important positive feedback loops through which a warming atmosphere triggers increased climate change. Their troubling scenarios come not from inn…

#Occupy Weekly Sparks = We Can Do It All

Much has been said about the Occupy movement’s lack of demands and vision. Some say it will have no impact unless it makes demands and organizes to make sure those demands are met. Others respond that the People should just take charge of their de…

New Pragmatism, New “Success”

Howard Silverman’s excellent “Pragmatism in the Age of Social-Ecological Truths” http://bit.ly/cChKjn notes that pragmatism must take on a new aura in the 21st century. Silverman quotes numerous environmental philosophers about what the new pragma…