Early in 2015 I was invited, together with co-authors from the International Risk Governance Council, to write a review on the above topic for a special issue of the journal Ecological Economics. The referees liked the writing, but wanted us to add more economics before they would recommend it for publication. This we could not readily do, since we are not economists and would have had to add an economist to the author list and rewrite the whole thing, possibly losing much of its original flavour in the process.

We still believe, however, that we had some very important points to make, some of which are vital to our very future. So we decided to put the article as is on this website as a substantive resource for others who are working in this area, and hopefully as a catalyst for fresh ideas.

Here it is. Enjoy!

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NOTE: It is yet another example of the ways in which scientists think about the problems of the world, which is why I have put it with my series of Mini Stories from Science.

IMAGE: Michael Mittag (michael@haudegen.ch); reproduced with permission.

UPDATE October 2016 Now published as a feature article in the Newsletter of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and the Life Sciences (Fisher, L., Florin, M.-V., & Nursimulu, A. (2016). Governing or slow-developing risks in socio-ecological systems. Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences Newsletter, 24(1))

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