chapter  5
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The Stockholm Blizzard of 2012

Descriptions of resilience lean heavily on accounts of human activities surrounding disturbances. Virtually all resilience accounts begin with a disturbance: some perturbation of the system that generates a threat of failure. These accounts then go on to describe how people react in novel, thoughtful, inventive, courageous, meaningful, clever, inspired, determined and purposeful ways. While these human characteristics are surely important, they are not in themselves sufficient for resilient performances.