Stanley brings a background in renewable energy systems, community living, and water management. He is a subject-matter expert in solar thermal and hydronic systems and is an ex-wildland firefighter, tango dancer, and father. In 2017, he received his doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is the director of The Resilience Project at Commonweal.
Stanley Wu’s monthly Long View Digest curates the best work we find from around the world on the interconnected and interacting stressors of the global polycrisis.
This month, Stan reviews articles on the death of empire, collapsology, climate-driven mass migration, how AI invented 40,000 lethal molecules in six hours, Sri Lanka’s collapse, Australia’s decline, the Rhine drying up, and the poetic art of living in a time between worlds. He’s also found a beautiful new book that brings together Indigenous voices writing about climate change.
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 growing learning community. As this polycrisis work has gone global, so has the volume of content, debate over its relevance, and evolving language. Here are this month’s top picks of polycrisis news, curated by Omega Program Director Stanley Wu. It was quite a month, worldwide. These selections were chosen to help foster thinking about these times and how we consider resilience in light of the global polycrisis.