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Grubby Grub

Kelman, Ilan

Grasshoppers, termites, locusts, weevils, and caterpillars. They can cause problems for crops. They can also support food […]

Chords of discontent? Sustainability via musical irony

Kelman, Ilan

Nearly thirty years elapsed between Madonna’s Material Girl and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Thrift Shop [explicit]. They […]

Economizing on Economics

Kelman, Ilan

Where does economics sit within sustainability? In many instances, it appears as a separate entity. The standard […]

Is it normal to return to normal?

Kelman, Ilan

After a disaster, we often hear about the need to bounce back, to return to normal, and […]

Transforming transformation

Kelman, Ilan

A transformation is haunting Europe. The transformation of a discourse. Sustainability research is being driven by a […]

Islands and Climate Change: Rhetoric and Reality

Kelman, Ilan

The media, and even scientific publications, continue to be packed with rhetoric that low-lying islands will sink, […]

Keep resilience language simple!

Kelman, Ilan

Many resilience academic paradigms use complex language, even though it is not needed. Here, I provide thoughts […]

The Squirrel Factor

Kelman, Ilan

On 21 October 2014, parts of Providence, Rhode Island experienced a blackout for two hours. Local media […]

“When is a drought a drought?”

Kelman, Ilan

Droughts are complicated, often more human-caused than precipitation-caused (Wilhite and Glantz, 1985). Nonetheless, precipitation and water certainly […]

Osmotic Energy

Kelman, Ilan

By Ilan Kelman, Senior Research Fellow, CICERO, Norway We are thirsty for more and more electricity. Rather […]