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Unpacking the Black Box: the need for Integrated Environmental Humanities (IEH)
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities. (engelska)
2015 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

The circumstances that have given rise to the Anthropocene concept require that we reassess our assumptions about human agency and human effects on the earth system. Human activities, and thus human choices, clearly lie at the root of the great environmental predicament of our age, which is not primarily an ecological crisis, though its ramifications are far reaching within ecological systems. Rather, it is a crisis of culture. If the humanities "are a unique repository of knowledge and insight into the rich diversity of the human experience" from which we learn to make sense of our "responses, motivations and actions" in the face of challenges, then it is risky to omit humanities knowledge from scientific assessment and consultation processes informing environmental policy.

The complete article is available for free viewing on the Future Earth site: bit.ly/1QoHPeC .

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2015.
Keyword [en]
Environmental Humanities; climate change; Global Environmental Change; Social Sciences; Humanities; IPCC; Interdisciplinarity; climate assessment; Icelandic sagas; sustainable development
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Specific Literatures Archaeology History Geosciences, Multidisciplinary Other Natural Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-25700OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-25700DiVA: diva2:847429
Available from: 2015-08-20 Created: 2015-08-19 Last updated: 2015-10-12Bibliographically approved

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