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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (1): 72-100.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Nicole Welk-Joerger Abstract Since Eugene Stoermer and Paul Crutzen popularized the concept the “Anthropocene” in 2000, scholars from many disciplines have taken up and adapted the term to better account for multiple worldviews and environmentalist strategies. However, such attempts have not solved...
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Published: 01 May 2016
Figure 5. Three relationships with the same slope, same intercept, and different amounts of scatter around the regression line, hence different R 2 values from high—left, to low—right. Figure adapted from McDonald (2014). Reproduced with permission. Figure 5. Three relationships with the More
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Published: 01 May 2016
Figure 2. The OSE “power cube” is a modular hydraulic power source used to power many of the machines in the GVCS. Like all OSE machines, it is designed to be inexpensive to build, simple to repair, and easily adapted to a variety of purposes. Image courtesy of Open Source Ecology (CC-BY-SA More
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Published: 01 May 2014
Figure 1 Millennial Northern Hemisphere (NH) temperature reconstruction (blue) and instrumental data (red) from AD 1000 to 1999, adapted from Mann et al. (1999). Smoother version of NH series (black), linear trend from AD 1000 to 1850 (purple-dashed) and two standard error limits (grey shaded More
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Environmental Humanities (2017) 9 (1): 175-179.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., especially global climate change? Surely resilience and the ability to “adapt” to adversity by “bouncing back” is in everyone’s interest. The plurality of claims made on behalf of resilience in fields as diverse as urban planning, international security, environmental policy, financial regulation...
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Environmental Humanities (2017) 9 (2): 433-453.
Published: 01 November 2017
... extraterrestrial cognitive abilities and intelligence very different from ours. Cognition is an adaptation to, and is formed by, the specific environment and its history. SETI research is to a large extent an endeavor to understand how intelligent life interacts with its environment and communicates information...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 7 (1): 233-238.
Published: 01 May 2016
... ‘good Anthropocene,’ an unlikely juxtaposition now amplified into the idea of the ‘great Anthropocene’ and set out in An Ecomodernist Manifesto. 2 There are no planetary boundaries that limit continued growth in human populations and economic advance, they argue. ‘Human systems' can adapt and...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 7 (1): 1-40.
Published: 01 May 2016
... easily adapted to established patterns of sensation-driven news reports or to the localized and individualized narratives through which we tend to make sense of our surroundings. Consequently, these concerns become underrepresented in public and political debates, and often compound inequitable...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 7 (1): 151-168.
Published: 01 May 2016
...) are inheriting these infectious relations through our implication in them. We displace raccoons as we invade/infect their habitats through degradation of the forest. Interestingly though, this infection leads to the concentration of raccoons in a given area, because raccoons respond by adapting to our...
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Environmental Humanities (2019) 11 (1): 174-179.
Published: 01 May 2019
... enduring evolutionary adaptation that has changed little in millions of years. Estrogen and its receptors are ancient, having continued for eons to perform important functions in all vertebrates and even in some insects. 1 The hormone and its receptor fit together like a head into hands, or a hack into...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 5 (1): 287-290.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the privileged places like national parks and patiently tended gardens, do we just adapt, move on, put the uncomfortable behind us and throw all our efforts into what's left or what might be? We can see the consequences of this thinking. We can see what happens, in the words of Deborah Rose and Thom...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 7 (1): 203-217.
Published: 01 May 2016
... reimaginings of this storied Japanese image often remark upon the dangerous, damaged state of the contemporary ocean. Such commentaries sometimes refer directly to the 2011 tsunami and to its associated Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster. But adaptations of Hokusai's Wave these days also increasingly point...
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Environmental Humanities (2017) 9 (2): 181-203.
Published: 01 November 2017
... starting in the 1970s has been that the climate was too harsh for the Vikings, ultimately causing the collapse of their Greenland settlements by 1400. 39 While some studies have demonstrated successful Norse adaptation to the Greenland environment—thereby reintroducing the social sphere into discussions...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 4 (1): 213-220.
Published: 01 May 2014
...://monthlyreview.org/2013/09/01/myth-environmental-catastrophism . Armitage Derek , Berkes Fikret , and Doubleday Nancy , eds. Adaptive Co-management: Collaboration, Learning, and Multi-Level Governance . Vancouver : UBC Press , 2007 . Barry John . Environment and Social Theory , 2...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (2): 370-396.
Published: 01 November 2018
... emblematic of a broader imperative to reinvent our relations to plants, land, and one another. To a certain extent, this is to commend existing research on “adaptive comanagement” approaches to invasive species. But it is also to suggest that such work could be more radical in the way its questions are...
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Environmental Humanities (2018) 10 (1): 330-337.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., “Recalibrating the Anthropocene”; and Klenk et al., “Local Knowledge in Climate Adaptation Research.” 25. O’Reilly et al., “Symposium,” 2795; emphasis added. 26. Jasanoff, States of Knowledge ; Latour, Pandora’s Hope . References Artaxo Paulo . “ Break Down Boundaries in Climate...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 8 (2): 215-234.
Published: 01 November 2016
... new mathematics shows how relatively simple elements may, under the right circumstances, form complex systems that harness iterative feedback to assemble and repair themselves, adapt to changing circumstances, and manifest emergent properties. 33 Such systems include planets, living cells, galaxies...
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Environmental Humanities (2016) 8 (1): 77-94.
Published: 01 May 2016
... multiple and diverse forms of intentionality—of perception, striving, desiring, sensing, adapting, and responding—that we see evidenced all around us. 15 Moving well beyond the obvious examples of intentional behavior in our close relatives in the animal kingdom, biochemist Daniel Koshland notes...
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Environmental Humanities (2014) 5 (1): 171-201.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Haven: Yale University Press, 2008). 15 Stefan Helmreich, “From Spaceship Earth to Google Ocean: Planetary Icons, Indexes, and Infrastructures,” Social Research 78, no. 4 (2011): 1214. 16 Lazier, “Earthrise,” 608. 17 See Alice Fulton, “Fractal Poetics: Adaptation and...
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Environmental Humanities (2013) 2 (1): 57-77.
Published: 01 May 2013
... been to free man from the bondage to the surface, permit him to escape beyond natural boundaries, breathe in an irrespirable medium, and resist pressure of ever-increasing immensities. And not only to put man there but to help him adapt, explore, subsist, survive, and learn.” 15 Cousteau's credo...