Pandemic, drought, floods, mega storms and wildfires, threats of a third world war — how rapidly we have become inured to the list of shocks. So much so that, from time to time, it is worth standing back to consider the sheer strangeness of our situation. As former US Treasury secretary Lawrence Summers recently remarked: “This is the most complex, disparate and cross-cutting set of challenges that I can remember in the 40 years that I have been paying attention to such things.Adam Tooze
Feb 28 2023
The Long View Vol 22
Since the Long View started as a newsletter almost 2 years ago, our aim has been to curate the highest quality polycrisis news, research, and analysis to support this...
Feb 28 2023
As 'The Displacements' slows down and sinks into the frustrations of life in a massive relief camp, the story recalls the Houston Astrodome after Katrina — except that...
Feb 21 2023
Unless the Polycrisis seriously questions the drivers of power and finds ways of challenging them, it risks becoming yet another neoliberal policy buzzword.
Feb 20 2023
Reflecting on the Polycrisis: From under the table whispers to public conversations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6NAtDt3xGo The Resilience Funders Network brings you a special conversation with Nate. Nathan J. (Nate) Hagens is a leading public...
Feb 16 2023
Is “Polycrisis” the right word for our times?
I’ve noticed a marked increase in the use of the term “polycrisis” over the last year, at least in US/Western media
Feb 15 2023
The Year of the Polycrisis
The term polycrisis is not and won’t be uncontested. Nor will its companion term, “resilience,” which we also use. Over time, both terms will be adopted as forms of...
Feb 08 2023
So we’re in a polycrisis. Is that even a thing?
A lot of the folks trying to sound profound in the hallways at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week had just the word: “Polycrisis.” That’s what we’re in,...
Jan 26 2023
What the hell is a ‘polycrisis’, anyway?
A problem becomes a crisis when it challenges our ability to cope and thus threatens our identity.
Jan 26 2023
Sleepwalking on megathreat mountain
A host of interconnected “megathreats” is imperiling our future.
Jan 16 2023
THE COLLINS WORD OF THE YEAR 2022 IS…
Permacrisis: noun, an extended period of instability and insecurity