About that paper in Nature that I had wished made a bigger media splash: well, it did, in fact, receive some prominent coverage, such as here, here, and here. ( I still maintain it should have received more play.) The Time Magazine story carries this great quote from Steve Carpenter:
Managing the environment is like driving a foggy road at night by a cliff. You know it's there, but you don't know where exactly.
Hap Tip: Resilience Science