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Dear Poincare -

The dynamics of my conversation with Krista meant that we didn't dig deeply into the science - but there is plenty of it to go around. It's a huge field, but here are a few things worth watching:

First, on the psychological science of compassion and resilience, watch this talk by David DeSteno, of Northeastern University:

And here's a short talk by Thaddeus Pace of Emory University on similar themes:

On the ecological front, I would encourage you to watch this piece on the resilience of the balinese water temple system, by Steve Lansing, of the University of Arizona, and the Santa Fe Institute:

You might also check out the work of the Stockholm Resilience Center...