Category Archives: complex systems

Making it Real: My Sojourn in Fairbanks

The University of Alaska at Fairbanks is on a high ridge overlooking the city. My cheerful host, a young researcher at the Geophysical Institute, told me about Fairbanks smog. Inefficient wood-burning stoves, diesel trucks and oil and gas industry exhalations … Continue reading

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Pondering the “Bull of Winter” — in Flight*

Reporting from the small plane flying from Boston to Chicago, first leg of the journey to Fairbanks, Alaska: I’ve nearly finished reading a paper called “Gone the Bull of Winter?” by anthropologist Susan Crate (Current Anthropology, Vol. 49, Number 4, … Continue reading

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Words, Communication and Action: Upcoming posts

I haven’t posted here for a while now, partly because of upcoming travels.  As of now, two posts are currently in progress, one about the power of words and metaphors in the context of climate and education (in which I … Continue reading

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