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the Global Challenge
The Global Challenge
The Global Challenge is the sum total of all stressors affecting planetary health.
It’s an unprecedented global systems problem. We need to understand it in order to respond as wisely as possible.
Special note: Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg chastised world leaders at the UN in September for failing younger generations by not taking sufficient steps to stop climate change. See the video.
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Modification of the human germline and bifurcation of the population
The greatest threat we face
The Global Challenge is far greater than any individual stressor. Non-governmental and civil society organizations play a critical role in social and environmental change. But most work on silo issues such as climate change or poverty. Few work on the Global Challenge.
Most philanthropy is also focused on silo issues. Philanthropy tends to overlook the Global Challenge—the greatest cumulative threat to humanity and the biosphere.