Understanding Sustainability

Sustainability References

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Applegate, John S. 2001. "The Prometheus principle: Using the precautionary principle to harmonize the regulation of genetically modified organisms." Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies: 207-263. [PDF]

Cairns, John, Jr. 1999. "Absence of Certainty Is not Synonymous with Absence of Risk." Environmental Health Perspectives 107(2).

Cameron, J., and J. Abouchar. 1991. "The Precautionary Principle: A Fundamental Principle of Law and Policy for the Protection of the Global Environment." Boston College International and Comparative Law Review 14:1-27. [PDF]

Clarke, Richard A. and R.P. Eddy. 2017. Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes. Ecco, New York. [related podcast interview on On Point]

Diamond, Jared M. 1992. The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal. HarperCollins, New York. [news story with podcast discussion with Jared Diamond in Mother Jones]

Diamond, Jared M. 2005. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive. Viking Press, New York. [excerpts from EcoBooks] [review by Joseph Stiglitz (in doc format)] [review by William Rees in Nature] [review by Jonathon Porritt in The Guardian] [review by David Leary, Macquarie University (in PDF)] [review by Michael Kavanagh in Grist] [review by Scott Page (PDF)] [review by Malcolm Gladwell in The New Yorker] [Diamond on TED Talks]

Dixon, Frank. 2009. "Total corporate responsibility: Achieving sustainability and real prosperity." Ethical Corporation Magazine, Retrieved 30. [PDF] [related article]

Gardner, Gary, and Thomas Prugh. "Seeding the sustainable economy." State of the World 2008: Innovations for a Sustainable Economy (2008): 4-8. [PDF]

Goldstein, B. 1999. "The Precautionary Principle and Scientific Research Are not Antithetical." Environmental Health Perspectives 107:A594-595.

Klare, Michael T. 2010. "Four BP-style Extreme Energy Nightmares to Come." Grist Magazine 22 June.

Kriebel, David, Joel Tickner, Paul Epstein, John Lemons, Richard Levins, Edward L. Loechier, Margaret Quinn, Ruthann Rudel, Ted Schettler, and Michael Stoto. 2001. "The Precautionary Principle in Environmental Science." Environmental Health Perspectives 109:871-876. [PDF]

Laskawy, Tom. 2010. "HFCS, the Precautionary Principle, and the Myth of Absolute Certainty." Grist Magazine 12 April.

Martuzzi, Marco and Joel A. Tickner (eds.). 2004. The Precautionary Principle: Protecting Public Health, the Environment and the Future of Our Children. World Health Organization, Copenhagen. [PDF]

Myers, Nancy. 2002. "The Precautionary Principle Puts Values First." Bulletin of Science Technology Society 22:210-219. [PDF]

O'Riordan, Timothy and Andrew Jordon. 1995. "The Precautionary Principle in Contemporary Environmental Politics." Environmental Values 4:191-212. [abstract]

O'Riordan, Timothy and Andrew Jordon. 1995. "The Precautionary Principle, Science, Politics, and Ethics." CSERGE Working Paper PA 95-02, Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment, University of East Anglia. [PDF]

O'Riordan, Timothy J. and James Cameron. 1994. Interpreting the Precautionary Principle. Earthscan, London. [unpublished 1993 version (PDF)]

Perrings, Charles. 1991. "Reserved Rationality and the Precautionary Principle: Technological Change, Time and Uncertainty in Environmental Decision Making." Pages 153-166 in R. Costanza (ed.), Ecological Economics: The Science and Management of Sustainability, Columbia University Press, New York.

Peters, Jason. 2008. "Destined For Failure." Orion November/December.

SEHN. 2000. The Wingspread Statement on the Precautionary Principle: A Common Sense Way to Protect Public Health and the Environment. Prepared at Wingspread, Racine, Wisconsin by the Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN), Windsor, North Dakota.

Sustainability Science "probes interactions between global, social, and human systems, the complex mechanisms that lead to degradation of these systems, and concomitant risks to human well-being. The journal provides a platform for building sustainability science as a new academic discipline which can point the way to a sustainable global society by facing challenges that existing disciplines have not addressed. These include endeavors to simultaneously understand phenomena and solve problems, uncertainty and application of the precautionary principle, the co-evolution of knowledge and recognition of problems, and trade-offs between global and local problem solving.

The journal promotes science-based predictions and impact assessments of global change, and seeks ways to ensure that these can be understood and accepted by society. Sustainability Science creates a transdisciplinary academic structure and discovery process that fuses the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. 

  • Definition: "Sustainability is defined as dynamic stability in global, social, and human systems and their interactions over time. Sustainable science is characterized by two important objectives. One is to integrate the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities by means of a holistic approach. And the second is to address pressing global challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and poverty issues, particularly in developing countries."

Tickner, Joel, Carolyn Raffensperger, and Nancy Myers. n.d. The Precautionary Principle in Action: A Handbook. [PDF]

Tickner, Joel. 1997. "Precautionary Principle." The Networker 2(4).

Valderrama, Andrésand and Isaac Beltran. 2007. "Diesel Versus Compressed Natural Gas in Transmilenio-Bogotá: Innovation, Precaution, and Distribution of Risk." Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy 3(1):59-67. [PDF]

Welsh, Rick and D.E. Ervin. 2006. "Precaution as an Approach to Technology Development: The Case of Transgenic Crops." Science, Technology and Human Values 31(2):153-172. [PDF]

Whiteside, Kerry H. 2006. Precautionary Politics: Principle and Practice in Confronting Environmental Risk. MIT Press, Cambridge.

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