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UNDERSTANDING THE CONCEPTS OF SUSTAINABILITY

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Sustainability today 2: Resilience

Resilience is a concept which has slightly different meanings in different disciplines.

In ecology, resilience describes how an ecological system reacts to disturbances. Depending on the magnitude of any given disturbance, the system can either absorb this impact or flip into another stable equilibrium.

Author: Patricia Holm


Image Reference in Video

Opel, T. 35-metre high Pleistocene ice complex cliff at Sobo Sise Island (Lena Delta), Siberian Arctic (2014). © Alfred-Wegener-Institut / Thomas Opel (CC-BY 4.0).


Further Reading

Schädel, C. (2020, February 12). Guest post: The irreversible emissions of a permafrost ‘tipping point’. CarbonBrief.

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