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This presentation considers anthropogenic environmental change as a wicked problem in which multiple, divergent understandings of complex systems and changing conditions coexist. The stakes are high with this wicked problem for the whole Earth and all of humanity. Stakes are especially high in the tropical agropastoral communities whose resource management systems are the subject of much consternation and, at the same time, whose systems are incompletely known.


This presentation was made at the American Anthropology Association meeting on December 4, 2014 in Washington, D.C. in a session titled “Engaging “Wicked” Problems, Part I: Producing Knowledge of the Anthropocene at the Nexus of Climate Change and Energy.”

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