Ecotopian Library

1677 - present | books and various objects
Climate change occurs in the context of an interconnected world. The present state of the climate has been shaped by history, culture, policy, power, biology, geochemistry, and economics, which have all influenced each other. Exponential growth, tipping points, leverage points, side effects, and synergies all influence the effectiveness of any response to climate we might consider implementing. This complexity can't change, it provides checks and balances and is part of what makes our lives and our planet beautiful and interesting. Although we can’t change complexity, we can work with it. That’s what systems thinking and system dynamics are all about. Systems thinking is a way of visualizing and learning from and about data, it helps to anticipate potential side effects, impacts, and collaborations. - Climate Interactive Coalition