From droughts to floods, to changing temperatures and changing attitudes, the Anthropocene is full of surprises—or is it? In a thought provoking essay, Professor Zoe Nyssa (Anthropology) challenges us to reconsider what actually surprises us, and to recognize just how interconnected and complicated social and economic change can be. Nyssa cautions that in order for climate science and policymaking to succeed, we must understand the unforeseen interactions between people and their environment.
Nyssa, Zoe. “Surprise!” Anthropocene Unseen: A Lexicon, edited by Cymene Howe and Anand Pandian, Punctum Books, 2020, pp. 453–457. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctv11hptbw.76