Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 7 (2002), Issue 2, Pages 93-100

Complex coupled system dynamics and the global warming policy problem

J. Barkley Rosser Jr.

Department of Economics, MSC 0204, James Madison University, Harrisonburg 22807, VA, USA

Received 14 April 2001

Copyright © 2002 J. Barkley Rosser. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A Public Domain, once a velvet carpet of rich buffalo-grass and grama, now an illimitable waste of rattlesnake-bush and tumbleweed, too impoverished to be accepted as a gift by the states within which it lies. Why? Because the ecology of this Southwest happened to be set on a hair trigger.—Aldo Leopold. 1933. The Conservation Ethic. Journal of Forestry 33: 636–637.