problem may be defined as a perceived difference between
an existing and a desired state of affairs.
problem solving conceives of three facets of a problem:
social, biological and physical components of all difficult matters for us to solve such as loss of forests.
kind of ecological problem solving always
starts with the ecological imagination and sees the physical,
biological, and social facets of the same problem.
"To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction."
Technology as a means of solving problems, creating new problems and challenging our beliefs.
Writing about problems should take this format.
So problem solving, involves knowing how to describe
conditions and use evidence to pursue more than one remedy, hence several
remedies simultaneously because:
"You can never do merely one thing."
The world is more complex than we can think, warned J.B.S. Haldane and Rachel Carson
Coastal storms Commons,
what is one?
cycles, disruption of
about functional relationships, names
and systemic thinking.
goal of ecological problem
solving is to better employ means of protecting
what we value from the unintended
consequences of the ways we alter our surroundings.
views of value
Technology solves and creates problems.
management is the most recent in a series
of methods that describes how to think
about, plan for and evaluate the actions
or measures we take to protect
the ecological services that sustain our communities.
ecological problem has three features:
Ecological problem solving
history of science
What is a
problem? | 3
facets diagram | examining another
problem | use of the model
| Geology | Global
Warming | Nature
| Population | Science