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Our Panarchic Future

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<b>Our Panarchic Future</b>
"http://www.worldwatch.org/node/6008"

<i>A theory that explains the evolution of ecosystems may apply to
civilizations as well-and it says we're approaching a critical
phase.

Holling and his colleagues call their ideas "panarchy theory"-after
Pan, the ancient Greek god of nature. Together with anthropologist
and historian Joseph Tainter's ideas on complexity and social
collapse, this theory helps us see our world's tectonic stresses as
part of a long-term global process of change and adaptation. It also
illustrates the way catastrophe caused by such stresses could
produce a surge of creativity leading to the renewal of our global
civilization. </i>

[Editor's note: The following article is adapted from <u>The Upside
of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of
Civilization</u>, by Thomas Homer-Dixon (copyright © Resource &
Conflict Analysis, Inc.) and printed by permission of Island Press,
Washington, D.C. (www.islandpress.org).]

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