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Seeing the Complexity of Planetary Change

In Complex Systems, Design Science, Global Integration on February 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm

One of the great challenges looming over the climate debate is the sheer complexity of planetary change.  As our education systems continually fail to instill robust critical thinking skills in the populace — and a vast PR system confuses and obfuscates to stall significant action — we are left with a confused population of lost souls whose ideological filters do more to shape attitudes and beliefs than the basic observations about what is unfolding all around us. Continue reading “Seeing the Complexity of Planetary Change” »

Applying Complexity Science to Social Systems

In Complex Systems, Design Science, Human Behavior on February 5, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Many people reach out to me because they want to learn about the science of complexity.  They ask what it is, how it works, and — most importantly — how they can apply it to global challenges confronting humanity. In those conversations I share what I have learned as a complexity researcher who specializes in the evolution of human systems.  Realizing how useful this is for them, I thought I’d share some of it with all of you here. Continue reading “Applying Complexity Science to Social Systems” »