Saturday, August 18, 2018

A systemic language/languaging to talk about and respond to climate change

We already do a lot of talking and languaging more generally about climate change.  We will do a lot more. That is why we have to move to a much more sophisticated use of language than happens at the moment.  Our world may disappear for the want of a much deeper understanding of how language uses us - and how primitive we are in the language we deploy.  George Lakoff has good advice on some of the systemic issues that are becoming more apparent each day w.r.t our languaging.

The rise of gluten sensitivity - an emergent, systemic problem

As someone who has gluten sensitivity I experience the phenomenon as real - but it is complex to manage and deal with socially, as this excellent article in the Guardian outlines.

Not just a fad: the surprising, gut-wrenching truth about gluten

It has become emergent, a systemic issue that needs systems thinking in practice skills and attention by researchers, dieticians, sufferers, and the medical profession.