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Gerald Midgley
Wednesday, 21 February 2024
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We are increasingly facing ‘wicked problems’. While traditional scientific, policy and management approaches can make useful contributions, we need something in addition to these if we want to address more of the complexity and conflict associated with wicked problems. Systems thinking can help...

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  • The water crisis is now a familiar feature in the UK media: from sewage discharges released into our rivers and seas, to plastic pollution damaging our wastewater systems, and droughts and floods...

  • How we respond to matters of environmental justice in the present will shape our society well into the future, as the world grapples with the intensifying effects of climate change and countless...

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    This edition of environmental SCIENTIST explores how the European...

  • The continuing energy crisis, in the midst of an ongoing fight against climate change and movement towards renewable power, has brought the importance of energy systems into...

  • By understanding risk, we can see potential futures and pathways for the society and economy we want to create for future generations. As the global community makes decisions about which...

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