Detecting and Coping with Disruptive Shocks in Arctic Marine Systems: A Resilience Approach to Place and People

2017-09-11T00:22:46-04:00January 22nd, 2012|Academic, Ecology and Sustainability, Environment and Energy, Featured (Academic)|

Eddy Carmack, Thomas Homer-Dixon, et al. | It seems inevitable that the ongoing and rapid changes in the physical environment of the marine Arctic will push components of the region’s existing social-ecological systems—small and large—beyond tipping points and into new regimes.

Tipping Toward Sustainability: Emerging Pathways of Transformation

2017-09-11T00:26:11-04:00October 6th, 2011|Academic, Ecology and Sustainability, Environment and Energy|

Frances Westley, Thomas Homer-Dixon, et al. | This article explores the links between agency, institutions, and innovation in navigating shifts and largescale transformations toward global sustainability. Our central question is whether social and technical innovations can reverse the trends that are challenging critical thresholds and creating tipping points in the earth system, and if not, what conditions are necessary to escape the current lock-in.