This year we have all witnessed how major global stressors—from climate change and income inequality to pandemics and autocracy—can impact each other and cause massive, cascading changes in our world. At the same time, other factors including pollution, artificial intelligence, population growth, and social media seem unstoppable forces that escalate other risks.
Many fear that a broader systems collapse could be a plausible scenario. Given what we know, how do we respond?
In this roundtable conversation, host Christina Conklin brings together scholars, designers, and activists to share their perspectives on the polycrisis. Guests include Joan Diamond, Steve Heilig, Samantha Suppiah, Ed Saltzberg, and Jason Groves. Audience questions and comments enrich the dialogue, as the participants engage in a creative exercise to generate new language and insights.
This OMEGA webinar series is presented in collaboration with Foresight Analysis Nexus Initiative (FAN), Millennium Alliance for Humanity and Biosphere (MAHB), The Resilience Project & The New School at Commonweal