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Adams, Henry D., Maite Guardiola-Claramonte, Greg A. Barron-Gafford, Juan Camilo Villegas, David D. Breshears, Chris B. Zou, Peter A. Troch, and Travis E. Huxman. 2009. "Temperature Sensitivity of Drought-induced Tree Mortality Portends Increased Regional Die-off Under Global-change-type Drought." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(17):7063-7066.

Adger, W. Neil, P. Neil, M. Kelly, and N. Huu Ninh. 2001. Living with Environmental Change: Social Vulnerability, Adaptation, and Resilience in Vietnam. Rutledge, London.

Adger, W. Neil, Terry P. Hughes, Carl Folke, Stephen R. Carpenter, and Johan Rockström. 2005. "Social-Ecological Resilience to Coastal Disasters." Science 309(5737):1036-1039. [PDF]

Andersen, Ross. 2012. "We're Underestimating the Risk of Human Extinction." The Atlantic 6 March. 

Babin, Nicholas. 2015. "The Coffee Crisis, Fair Trade, and Agroecological Transformation: Impacts on Land-Use Change in Costa Rica." Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 39(1):99-129.

Barnett, Jon, and W. Neil Adger. 2007. "Climate Change, Human Security and Violent Conflict." Political Geography 26:639-655. [PDF] [related video]

Barnett, Jon, and W. Neil Adger. 2010. "Environmental Change, Human Security and Violent Conflict." Pages 119-136 in R.A. Matthew, J. Barnett, B. McDonald, and K.L. O’Brien (eds.), Global Environmental Change and Human Security: Understanding Environmental Threats to Wellbeing and Livelihoods. MIT Press, Cambridge.

Beddoe, Rachael, Robert Costanza, Joshua Farley, Eric Garza, Jennifer Kent, Ida Kubiszewski, Luz Martinez, Tracy McCowen, Kathleen Murphy, Norman Myers, Zach Ogden, Kevin Stapleton, and John Woodward. 2009. "Overcoming Systemic Roadblocks to Sustainability: The Evolutionary Redesign of Worldviews, Institutions, and Technologies." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(8):2483-2489.

  • "Many governments worldwide have long-standing policies that promote growth in market goods at the expense of non-market public goods generated by healthy ecosystems. These include (i) over $2 trillion in annual subsidies for market activities and externalities that degrade the environment (i.e., perverse subsidies) (Myers and Kent 2001); (ii) reduced protection or privatization of the commons (Barnes 2006); and (iii) inadequate regulations and inadequate enforcement of existing regulations against environmental externalities (Brown 2007)." (p. 2486)
  • "Economies have weathered innumerable financial crises. However, the current financial crisis pales in comparison to the biophysical crisis. Yet these more critical crises are pushed off the front page by the financial crisis and the dominant worldview of continued economic growth and consumption. Not only do our current institutions and instruments fail to address the real crisis, they accomplish mutually reinforcing goals that move us in the wrong direction. No attention is given to the relationship between the biophysical crises and the market economy, although continuous economic growth in the wealthy countries is actually a major cause of the biophysical crises." (interpreted from Daly 2007, p. 2486)

Birkbeck, Chris. 1978. "Self-employed Proletarians in an Informal Factory: The Case of Cali's Garbage Dump." World Development 6(9-10):1173-1185. [PDF]

Broder, John M. 2010. "Panel Says Firms Knew of Cement Flaws before Spill." New York Times 28 October.

Brown, Brene. 2010. "The Power of Vulnerability." TED Talk video.

Castello, Leandro, David G. McGrath, Laura L. Hess, Michael T. Coe, Paul A. Lefebvre, Paulo Petry, Marcia N. Macedo, Vivian F. Renó, and Caroline C. Arantes. 2013. "The vulnerability of Amazon freshwater ecosystems." Conservation Letters 6(4):217-229. [PDF]

Cavanagh, John and Robin Broad. 2010. "Local Dreams: Finding Rootedness in the Age of Vulnerability." Yes Magazine 6 December. [related video]

Clark, James S., David M. Bell, Matthew Kwit, Anne Stine, Ben Vierra, and Kai Zhu. 2012. "Individual-scale inference to anticipate climate-change vulnerability of biodiversity." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 367:236-246. [PDF]

Clark, James S., David M. Bell, Michelle H. Hersh, and Lauren Nichols. 2011. "Climate Change Vulnerability of Forest Biodiversity: Climate and Competition Tracking of Demographic Rates." Global Change Biology 17(5):1834-1849. [abstract] [PDF] [news story

Clark, William C., et al. 2010. "Ecosystem Stewardship: Sustainability Strategies for a Rapidly Changing Planet." [PDF] [related article (PDF)]

Clark, William C., Jill Jäger, Robert Corell, Roger Kasperson, James J. McCarthy, David Cash, Stewart J. Cohen, Paul Desanker, Nancy M. Dickson, Paul Epstein, David H. Guston, J. Michael Hall, Carlo Jaeger, Anthony Janetos, Neil Leary, Marc A. Levy, Amy Luers, Michael MacCracken, Jerry Melillo, Richard Moss, Joanne M. Nigg, Martin L. Parry, Edward A. Parson, Jesse C. Ribot, Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber, Daniel P. Schrag, George A. Seielstad, Eileen Shea, Coleen Vogel, and Thomas J. Wilbanks. 2000. "Assessing Vulnerability to Global Environmental Risks." Report of the Workshop on Vulnerability to Global Environmental Change: Challenges for Research, Assessment and Decision Making. May 22-25, 2000, Airlie House, Warrenton, Virginia. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (BCSIA) Discussion Paper 2000-12, Environment and Natural Resources Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge. [abstract] [related workshop findings (PDF)]

Clark, William C., Paul J. Crutzen, and Hans J. Schellnhuber. 2005. "Science for Global Sustainability: Toward a New Paradigm." CID Working Paper #120, Center for International Development (CID), Harvard University, Cambridge.

Clark, William C., Paul J. Crutzen, and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber. 2004. "Science for Global Sustainability: Toward a New Paradigm." Pages 1-28 in H.J. Schellnhuber, P.J. Crutzen, W.C. Clark, M. Claussen, and H. Held (eds.), Earth System Analysis for Sustainability, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, Cambridge. [PDF

Climate Vulnerable Forum. 2010. Climate Vulnerability Monitor: The State of the Climate Crisis. DARA, Madrid. [PDF] [news story]

Coops, Nicholas C. and Richard H. Waring. 2011. "A Process-based Approach to Estimate Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta Dougl.) Distribution in the Pacific Northwest under Climate Change." Climate Change 105(1-2):313-328. [PDF]  [news story in Science Daily]

Corbett, Michael and Judy Corbett. 1999. Designing Sustainable Communities: Learning from Village Homes. Island Press, Washington, D.C.

Cox, Peter M., Richard A. Betts, M. Collins, P.P. Harris, C. Huntingford, and Chris D. Jones. 2004. "Amazonian Forest Dieback Under Climate-carbon Cycle Projections for the 21st Century." Theoretical and Applied Climatology 78(1-3):137-156. [related slide presentation (PDF)]

Crépin, Anne-Sophie and Carl Folke. 2015. "The Economy, the Biosphere and Planetary Boundaries: Towards Biosphere Economics." International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics 8(1):57-100.

Cutter, Susan L. 1996. "Vulnerability to Environmental Hazards." Progress in Human Geography 20(4):529-539. [PDF]

Cutter, Susan L., Bryan J. Boruff, and W. Lynn Shirley. 2003. "Social Vulnerability to Environmental Hazards." Social Science Quartlery 84(2):242-261. [PDF]

DeNavas-Walt, Carmen, Bernadette D. Proctor, and Jessica C. Smith. 2010. Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2009. Current Population Reports, Consumer Income, Report P60-238, U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau, Wasjhington, D.C.  [PDF] [news report]

Dow, K. 1992. "Exploring Differences in Our Common Future(s): The Meaning of Vulnerability to Global Environmental Change." Geoforum 23(3):417-436. [abstract]

Eakin, Hallie C. and Amy Lynd Luers. 2006. "Assessing the Vulnerability of Social-Environmental Systems." Annual Review of Environment and Resources 31(Nov):365-394.

Eakin, Hallie C. and Mónica B. Wehbe. 2009. "Linking Local Vulnerability to System Sustainability in a Resilience Framework: Two Cases from Latin America." Climatic Change 93(3-4):355-377. [PDF

Eckholm, Eric. 2010. "Recession Raises Poverty Rate to a 15-Year High." New York Times 16 September. [original report (PDF)]

Ecology and Society "seeks papers that are novel, integrative and written in a way that is accessible to a wide audience that includes an array of disciplines from the natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities concerned with the relationship between society and the life-supporting ecosystems on which human wellbeing ultimately depends." 

"Papers should cover topics relating to the ecological, political, and social foundations for sustainable social-ecological systems. Specifically, the journal publishes articles that present research findings on the following issues: (a) the management, stewardship and sustainable use of ecological systems, resources and biological diversity at all levels, (b) the role natural systems play in social and political systems and conversely, the effect of social, economic and political institutions on ecological systems and services, and (c) the means by which we can develop and sustain desired ecological, social and political states."

Editors-in-Chief Carl Folke and Lance Gunderson summarize their vision for Ecology and Society:

We view humanity and nature as co-evolving systems that interact within the bounds of the biosphere at various temporal and spatial scales and across scales. We hope to create a rigorous scientific forum where we can discuss issues related to the linked and dynamic systems of humans and nature and generate an improved understanding of essential interactions that will enhance our capacity to actively adapt to change without eroding resilience or creating vulnerability. (Conservation Ecology Volume 6, issue 1, article 19)

Epstein, Paul R. and Dan Ferber. 2011. "Malaria on the Rise as East African Climate Heats Up. In East Africa, warming as a result of climate change is paving the way for the spread of malaria." Scientific American 1 April.

Epstein, Paul R. and Dan Ferber. 2011. Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do about It. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles. [excerpts in Scientific American]

Feng, Shuaizhang, Alan B. Krueger, and Michael Oppenheimer. 2010. "Linkages Among Climate Change, Crop Yields and Mexico–US Cross-border Migration." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107(32):14257-14262a.

Ford, James D. 2008. "Vulnerability of Inuit Food Systems to Food Insecurity as a Consequence of Climate Change: A Case Study from Igloolik, Nunavut." Regional Environmental Change 22 August. [abstract]

Forrest, Brett. 2010. "The Battle of Rio: With the 2016 Olympics looming, the city’s embattled police invade the favelas." The Atlantic December.

Gallagher, Kevin P. 2010. "China and the Future of Latin American Industrialization." Issues in Brief, #18, October 2010. Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Boston University, Boston.  

Gallagher, Kevin P. and Roberto Porzecanski. 2010. The Dragon in the Room: China and the Future of Latin American Industrialization. Stanford University Press, Palo Alto. [related paper by first author]

Goodhand, J. 2003. "Enduring Disorder and Persistent Poverty: A Review of Linkages between War and Chronic Poverty." World Development 31:629-646. [abstract]

Green, Duncan, Richard King, and May Miller-Dawkins. 2010. The Global Economic Crisis and Developing Countries. Oxfam GB, Oxfam Australia. [PDF]

Greenspan, Alan. 2010. The Crisis. Report April 15, Greenspan Associates LLC, New York. [PDF]

Gregory, P.J., J.S.I Ingram, and M. Brklacich. 2005. "Climate Change and Food Security." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, B 360(1463):2139-2148.

Haines, A., R.S. Kovats, D. Campbell-Lendrum, and C. Corvalan. 2006. "Climate Change and Human Health: Impacts, Vulnerability, and Mitigation." The Lancet 367(9528):2101-2109.

Haugard, Lisa and Kelly Nicholls. 2010. Breaking the Silence: In Search of Colombia’s Disappeared. Latin America Working Group Education Fund, Washington, D.C. [PDF]

Hedges, Chris. 2015. "The Great Unraveling." Truth Dig 30 August.

Homer-Dixon, Thomas F., Jeffrey H. Boutwell, and George W. Rathjens. 1993. "Environmental Change and Violent Conflict." Scientific American 268(2):38-45. [abstract]

Homer-Dixon, Thomas. 1995b. "The Ingenuity Gap: Can Poor Countries Adapt to Resource Scarcity?" Population and Development Review 21(3):1-26. [PDF]

Hutyra, L.R., J.W. Munger, C.A. Nobre, S.R. Saleska, S.A. Vieira, and S.C. Wofsy. 2005. "Climatic Variability and Vegetation Vulnerability in Amazônia." Geophysical Research Letters 32:L24712. [abstract]

IFAD. 2010. Rural Poverty Report 2011: New Realities, New Challenges: New Opportunities for Tomorrow’s Generation. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome. [PDF

Illich, Ivan. 1977. Toward a History of Needs. Heyday Books, Berkeley. [excerpt]

IPCC. 2007c. Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Fourth Assessment Report, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Paris.

Janssen, Marco A, T.A. Kohler, and Marten Scheffer. 2003. "Sunk-cost Effects and Vulnerability to Collapse in Ancient Societies." Current Anthropology 44(5):722-728.

Jones, Ann. 2010. War Is Not Over When It's Over: Women Speak Out from the Ruins of War. Metropolitan Books, New York. [author interview]

Kaplan, Robert D. 1994. "The Coming Anarchy: How Scarcity, Crime, Overpopulation, Tribalism, and Disease Are Rapidly Destroying the Social Fabric of Our Planet." The Atlantic Monthly 273(2):44-76. [related academic article by Thomas Homer-Dixon (PDF)]

  • "Much of the Arab world, however, will undergo alteration, as Islam spreads across artificial frontiers, fueled by mass migrations into the cities and a soaring birth rate of more than 3.2 percent. Seventy percent of the Arab population has been born since 1970—youths with little historical memory of anticolonial independence struggles, postcolonial attempts at nation-building, or any of the Arab-Israeli wars. The most distant recollection of these youths will be the West’s humiliation of colonially invented Iraq in 1991. Today seventeen out of twenty-two Arab states have a declining gross national product; in the next twenty years, at current growth rates, the population of many Arab countries will double. These states, like most African ones, will be ungovernable through conventional secular ideologies. The Middle East analyst Christine M. Helms explains, 'Declaring Arab nationalism 'bankrupt,' the political 'disinherited' are not rationalizing the failure of Arabism . . . or reformulating it. Alternative solutions are not contemplated. They have simply opted for the political paradigm at the other end of the political spectrum with which they are familiar—Islam.'
  • Like the borders of West Africa, the colonial borders of Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Algeria, and other Arab states are often contrary to cultural and political reality. As state control mechanisms wither in the face of environmental and demographic stress, 'hard' Islamic city-states or shantytown-states are likely to emerge. The fiction that the impoverished city of Algiers, on the Mediterranean, controls Tamanrasset, deep in the Algerian Sahara, cannot obtain forever. Whatever the outcome of the peace process, Israel is destined to be a Jewish ethnic fortress amid a vast and volatile realm of Islam. In that realm, the violent youth culture of the Gaza shantytowns may be indicative of the coming era."

Kasperson, Jeanne X. and Roger E. Kasperson. 2001. International Workshop on Vulnerability and Global Environmental Change. 17-19 May 2001, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm. [PDF]

Kasperson, Jeanne X., Roger E. Kasperson, and B.L. Turner II (eds.). 1995. Regions at Risk: Comparisons of Threatened Environments. United Nations University Press, New York.

Kasperson, Roger E. 2001. "Vulnerability and Global Environmental Change." Newsletter of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change 2(1):2. [PDF]

Kerr, Richard A. 2005. "Is Katrina a Harbinger of Still More Powerful Hurricanes?" Science 309(5742):1807.

Kerschner, Christian, Christina Prell, Kuishuang Feng, and Klaus Hubacek. 2013. "Economic vulnerability to Peak Oil." Global Environmental Change 23(6):1424-1433.

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

Klein, Richard J.T. and Robert J. Nicholls. 1999. "Assessment of Coastal Vulnerability to Climate Change." Ambio 28(2):182-187. [abstract]

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

Lawler, Andrew. 2010. "Collapse? What Collapse? Societal Change Revisited." Science 330(6006)907-909. [abstract]

Leary, Neil, Cecelia Conde, Jyoti Kulkarni, Anthony Nyong, and Juan Pulhin (eds.). 2007. Climate Change and Vulnerability. Earthscan, London.

Leary, Neil, James Adejuwon, Vicente Barros, Ian Burton, Jyoti Kulkarni, and Rodel Lasco (eds.). 2007. Climate Change and Adaptation. Earthscan, London.

Lee, James R. 2009. "A Brief History of Climate Change and Conflict." Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 14 August.

Lomborg, Bjørn (ed.). 2010. Smart Solutions to Climate Change: Comparing Costs and Benefits. Copenhagen Consensus Center, Copenhagen. [news article 1] [news article 2] [review 1] [review 2]

Lovelock, James. 2006. The Revenge of Gaia: Why the Earth Is Fighting Back - and How We Can Still Save Humanity. Allen Lane, Santa Barbara. [related news story in Grist] [author interview in Rolling Stone]

Lovelock, James. 2009. The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning. Basic Books, New York. [related news story in Grist] [author interview in Rolling Stone]

Luers, Amy, David B. Lobell, Leonard S. Sklar, C. Lee Addams, Pamela A. Matson. 2003. "A Method for Quantifying Vulnerability, Applied to the Agricultural System of the Yaqui Valley, Mexico." Global Environmental Change 13:255-267. [PDF]

Marten, Gerald, Steve Brooks, and Amanda Suutari. 2005. "Environmental Tipping Points: A New Slant on Strategic Environmentalism." World Watch 18(6):10‐14.

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]

Matthew, R.A., J. Barnett, B. McDonald, and K.L. O’Brien (eds.). 2010. Global Environmental Change and Human Security: Understanding Environmental Threats to Wellbeing and Livelihoods. MIT Press, Cambridge.

Matthews, Jessica T. 1989. "Redefining Security." Foreign Affairs 68(2):162-177. [summary]

Mattson, Sean. 2010. "Rising Sea Drives Panama Islanders to Mainland." Reuters 12 Jul.  

McAnany, P.A. and N. Yoffee. 2009. Questioning Collapse: Human Resilience, Ecological Vulnerability, and the Aftermath of Empire. Cambridge University Press, New York. 

Miles, Edward L. 2009. "On the Increasing Vulnerability of the World Ocean to Multiple Stresses." Annual Review of Environment and Resources 34:17-41. [abstract]

Morrison, Jason, Mari Morikawa, Michael Murphy, and Peter Schulte. 2009. Water Scarcity and Climate Change: Growing Risks for Businesses and Investors. Ceres, Boston. [PDF]

Moser, Caroline. 1998. "The Asset Vulnerability Framework: Reassessing Urban Poverty Reduction Strategies." World Development 26(1):1-19. [abstract]

Moser, Susanne C. 2010. "Communicating climate change: history, challenges, process and future directions." Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 1.1: 31-53. [PDF] [related short video]

Mumby, Peter J., Alan Hastings, and Helen J. Edwards. 2007. "Thresholds and the Resilience of Caribbean Coral Reefs." Nature 450(1 November):98-101. [PDF]

Munang, Richard, Ibrahim Thiaw, Keith Alverson, Mounkaila Goumandakoye, Desta Mebratu, and Jian Liu. 2013. "Using Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Actions to Tackle Food Insecurity." Environment 55(1):29-35. [PDF] [related article (PDF)

Munang, Richard, Ibrahim Thiaw, Keith Alverson, Musonda Mumba, Jian Liu, and Mike Rivington. 2013. "Climate change and Ecosystem-based Adaptation: a new pragmatic approach to buffering climate change impacts." Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 5:1-5. [PDF] [related article (PDF)

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

Myers, Samuel S. and Jonathan A. Patz. 2009. "Emerging Threats to Human Health from Global Environmental Change." Annual Review of Environment and Resources 34:223-252. [abstract]

North, Douglass C., John Joseph Wallis, and Barry R. Weingast. 2009. Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. [PDF]

NRC. 2008. Understanding and Responding to Climate Change. Highlights of National Academies Reports, 2008 Edition. National Research Council. National Academies Press, Washington, D.C. [PDF]

O'Brien, Karen, Linda Sygna, and Jan E. Haugen. 2004. "Vulnerable or Resilient? A Multi-scale Assessment of Climate Impacts and Vulnerability in Norway." Climatic Change 64:193-225. [abstract] [PDF]

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]

Patz, Jonathan A. and Sarah H. Olson. 2006. "Malaria Risk and Temperature: Influences from Global Climate Change and Local Land Use Practices." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103(15):5635-5636.

Ravallion, Martin. 2009. "The Developing World’s Bulging (but Vulnerable) Middle Class." Policy Research Working Paper #4816. World Bank, Washington, D.C.

Rees, William E. 2012. "Cities as Dissipative Structures: Global Change and the Increasing Vulnerability of Urban Civilization." Pages 244-268 in M. Weinstein and R. Turner (eds.), Sustainability Science: The Emerging Paradigm and the Urban Environment. Springer, New York. [related presentation (PDF)]

Reich, Robert B. 2010. Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future. Knopf, New York. [review] [video lecture]

Reidsma, Pytrik and Frank Ewert. 2008. "Regional Farm Diversity Can Reduce Vulnerability of Food Production to Climate Change." Ecology and Society 13(1):38.

Reisner, Marc. 1993. Cadillac Desert: The American West and its Disappearing Water. Penguin Books, New York. [related research news from Arizona State University]

Rignot, E., I. Velicogna, M.R. van den Broeke, A. Monaghan, and J. Lenaerts. 2011. "Acceleration of the Contribution of the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets to Sea Level Rise." Geophysical Research Letters 38:L05503. [abstract]  [news story]  [video story]

Rockström, Johan, Will Steffen, Kevin Noone, Åsa Persson, F. Stuart Chapin, III, Eric F. Lambin, Timothy M. Lenton, Marten Scheffer, Carl Folke, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Björn Nykvist, Cynthia A. de Wit, Terry Hughes, Sander van der Leeuw, Henning Rodhe, Sverker Sörlin, Peter K. Snyder, Robert Costanza, Uno Svedin, Malin Falkenmark, Louise Karlberg, Robert W. Corell, Victoria J. Fabry, James Hansen, Brian Walker, Diana Liverman, Katherine Richardson, Paul Crutzen, and Jonathan A. Foley. 2009. "A Safe Operating Space for Humanity." Nature 461(24 September):472-475. [PDF] [related article in Scientific American] [related article in Ecology and Society] [news article] [related website] [Rockström video on Ted Talks]

Rockström, Johan, Will Steffen, Kevin Noone, Åsa Persson, F. Stuart Chapin, III, Eric F. Lambin, Timothy M. Lenton, Marten Scheffer, Carl Folke, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Björn Nykvist, Cynthia A. de Wit, Terry Hughes, Sander van der Leeuw, Henning Rodhe, Sverker Sörlin, Peter K. Snyder, Robert Costanza, Uno Svedin, Malin Falkenmark, Louise Karlberg, Robert W. Corell, Victoria J. Fabry, James Hansen, Brian Walker, Diana Liverman, Katherine Richardson, Paul Crutzen, And Jonathan A. Foley. 2009b. "Planetary Boundaries: Exploring the Safe Operating Space for Humanity." Ecology and Society 14(2):Article 32. [supplementary information] [related article in Scientific American] [related article in Nature] [related website] [Rockström video from Ted Talks

Schröter, Dagmar, Wolfgang Cramer, Rik Leemans, I. Colin Prentice, Miguel B. Araújo, Nigel W. Arnell, Alberte Bondeau, Harald Bugmann, Timothy R. Carter, Carlos A. Gracia, Anne C. de la Vega-Leinert, Markus Erhard, Frank Ewert, Margaret Glendining, Joanna I. House, Susanna Kankaanpää, Richard J.T. Klein, Sandra Lavorel, Marcus Lindner, Marc J. Metzger, Jeannette Meyer, Timothy D. Mitchell, Isabelle Reginster, Mark Rounsevell, Santi Sabaté, Stephen Sitch, Ben Smith, Jo Smith, Pete Smith, Martin T. Sykes, Kirsten Thonicke, Wilfried Thuiller, Gill Tuck, Sönke Zaehle, and Bärbel Zierl. 2005. "Ecosystem Service Supply and Vulnerability to Global Change in Europe." Science 310(5752):1333-1337. [abstract]

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Stiglitz, Joseph E. 2002b. "Globalism's Discontents." The American Prospect 13(1):A16-A21. [PDF]

Stiglitz, Joseph E. 2009. "Capitalist Fools." Vanity Fair January.

Stiglitz, Joseph E. 2015. The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them. Norton, New York. [video lecture at the World Bank] [video discussion with Robert Reich]

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Trainor, Sarah F., Monika Calef, David Natcher, F. Stuart Chapin, A. David McGuire, Orville Huntington, Paul Duffy, T. Scott Rupp, La'Ona DeWilde, Mary Kwart, Nancy Fresco, and Amy Lauren Lovecraft. 2009. "Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate-related Fire Impacts in Rural and Urban Interior Alaska." Polar Research 28(1):100-118. [abstract]

Turner, B.L., Pamela A. Matson, James J. McCarthy, Robert W. Corell, Lindsey Christensen, Noelle Eckley, Grete K. Hovelsrud-Broda, Jeanne X. Kasperson, Roger E. Kasperson, Amy Luers, Marybeth L. Martello, Svein Mathiesen, Rosamond L. Naylor, Colin Polsky, Alexander Pulsipher, Andrew Schiller, Henrik Selin, and Nicholas Tyler. 2003. "Illustrating the Coupled Human-Environment System for Vulnerability Analysis: Three Case Studies." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 100:8080-8085.

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