2004-05: Risk

Volume 13: 2004-2005

Environmental practice is risky business. Every day, we make personal and professional choices predicated on assessments of risk to the planet and risk to ourselves.We risk our resources, our reputations, our own welfare and the welfare of other species to make urgent and controversial choices to protect the environment. Contributors to this issue of Whole Terrain probe into the nature of risk and offer innovative ways to evaluate its role in our lives and work.

Introduction:

Essays

  • Risking Life and Limb in Forest Restoration
    Jerry Keir
  • A Hudson River Immersion
    Laird Christensen and Jon Jensen
  • Numbers and Nerves: Toward an Effective Apprehension of Environmental Risk
    Scott Slovic and Paul Slovic
  • Other Voices
    Elizabeth Solet
  • Dirt and Sorrow
    Alexandra Contosta
  • Journey to the Lotus
    Gregory William Frux
  • Risk in the 1996 Mount Everest Tragedy: A Group Perspective
    Lorraine Mangione
  • Tools and Weapons of the Wild
    Meera Patankar

  • Risk: What’s Acceptable and Who Decides: An Interview with Thomas Webler
    Stephen Gregory
  • The Risk Jack Took
    Kathleen Dean Moore

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