author = "Bennett, Elena M. and Solan, Martin and Biggs, Reinette and 
                         McPhearson, Timon and Norstr{\"o}m, Albert V. and Olsson, Per and 
                         Pereira, Laura and Peterson, Garry D. and Raudsepp-Hearne, Ciara 
                         and Biermann, Frank and Carpenter, Stephen R. and Ellis, Erle C. 
                         and Hichert, Tanja and Galaz, Victor and Lahsen, Myanna Hvid and 
                         Milkoreit, Manjana and L{\'o}pez, Berta Martin and Nicholas, 
                         Kimberly A. and Preiser, Rika and Vince, Gaia and Vervoort, Joost 
                         M. and Xu, Jianchu",
          affiliation = "{McGill University} and {University of Southampton} and {Stockholm 
                         University} and The New School, New York and {Stockholm 
                         University} and {Stockholm University} and {Stellenbosch 
                         University} and {Stockholm University} and {McGill University} and 
                         {Utrecht University} and {University of Wisconsin–Madison} and 
                         {University of Maryland} and {Hichert and Associates} and 
                         {Stockholm University} and {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas 
                         Espaciais (INPE)} and {Arizona State University} and {Leuphana 
                         University of L{\"u}neburg} and {Lund University Centre for 
                         Sustainability Studies} and {Stellenbosch University} and {The 
                         Wandering Gaia} and {Utrecht University} and {World Agroforestry 
                title = "Bright spots: seeds of a good Anthropocene",
              journal = "Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment",
                 year = "2016",
               volume = "14",
               number = "8",
                pages = "441--448",
                month = "Oct.",
             abstract = "The scale, rate, and intensity of humans environmental impact has 
                         engendered broad discussion about how to find plausible pathways 
                         of development that hold the most promise for fostering a better 
                         future in the Anthropocene. However, the dominance of dystopian 
                         visions of irreversible environmental degradation and societal 
                         collapse, along with overly optimistic utopias and 
                         business-as-usual scenarios that lack insight and innovation, 
                         frustrate progress. Here, we present a novel approach to thinking 
                         about the future that builds on experiences drawn from a diversity 
                         of practices, worldviews, values, and regions that could 
                         accelerate the adoption of pathways to transformative change 
                         (change that goes beyond incremental improvements). Using an 
                         analysis of 100 initiatives, or seeds of a good Anthropocene, we 
                         find that emphasizing hopeful elements of existing practice offers 
                         the opportunity to: (1) understand the values and features that 
                         constitute a good Anthropocene, (2) determine the processes that 
                         lead to the emergence and growth of initiatives that fundamentally 
                         change humanenvironmental relationships, and (3) generate 
                         creative, bottom-up scenarios that feature well-articulated 
                         pathways toward a more positive future.",
                  doi = "10.1002/fee.1309",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fee.1309",
                 issn = "1540-9295",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "bennett_bright.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "04 dez. 2020"