Josh Silberg, MRM Candidate and Hakai Scholar at Simon Fraser University, shares his thoughts on how resilience supplanted sustainability:
"Part of the reason why the word resilience is so effective is that... the term recognizes the inherent natural fluctuations in a world that will never reach a static equilibrium. There is no such thing as the ‘balance of nature’ just as I'm pretty sure that a fairy didn't reward my biological imperative to lose teeth. Sorry folks. The truth hurts, but there you have it !And therein lies the problem with sustainability. It would be great if we could mitigate the sources of climate change. Nonetheless, mitigation does not encourage adaptation at a pace that allows coastal communities to cope with our increasingly unpredictable future."
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