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AGCI Workshop Participation
August 13, 2006 to August 19, 2006
Tony's research focuses on the role of experiential factors, such as emotion, metaphor, narrative, values, and cultural worldviews in environmental risk perception, decision-making and behavior. Recent work has examined public perceptions of global climate change through a series of national surveys, cross-cultural experimental studies, and an in-depth study of responses to climate change among the Inupiaq of northwest Alaska. Other recent work includes a global assessment of public values, attitudes and behaviors towards sustainable development. He has taught courses on the Human Dimensions of Global Climate Change, the Evolution of American Ideas of Nature, and Worldviews and Nature, which have each examined the variety of human responses to nature across cultures and over time, in an effort to understand the diverse ways human beings have perceived, interpreted and behaved toward the natural world. His personal relationship to the land was first formed on a mid-Michigan farm, deepened in Aspen, Colorado, and grounded in the rain soaked Pacific Northwest.
AGCI has become an intellectual proving ground, a ferment for new ideas and concepts, and a place where the different disciplines actually talk, and progress. Hal Harvey
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AGCI has been the most prominent place for developing interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary dialogues between scientists and practitioners.Guy Brasseur
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims. R. Buckminster Fuller