This paper views Sardar’s postnormal times as embryonic, and extends it using ecosystems theory. To develop Sardar’s concept as a macrohistory, Holling’s adaptive cycle and panarchical systems are proposed as mechanisms of change that create postnormal times.
Addressing the Year 2020 forum in Colorado Springs at City Hall, Dr. Jay Gary challenged civic leaders to pursue the “flight of the flamingos,” rather than settle for an Ostrich, Lame Duck or Icarus scenarios.
Will we make it to 22nd century? The West can no longer afford to think in terms of a winners/losers logic when considering the future of the humanity, according to columnist Jay Gary. Continue reading