The view from Nairobi-Washington

by Tim Sahay and Kate Mackenzie in Phenomenal World…It is good for Southern elites to win such technology investments. But while the New Washington Consensus delivers full employment and trillions in deficit-financed welfarism and public investments in the North, the Nairobi-Washington vision for which Ruto is a stand-in is insufficient for fostering prosperity across the South—where debt-stressed countries with soaring joblessness are imposing class war austerity and privatization, amid Western intransigence in delivering touted financial architecture reforms.

Canada’s 2023 wildfires outsmoked global aviation, yet emissions go uncounted

by Liz Kimbrough in Mongabay….The climate crisis appears to be driving this trend toward more extreme fire seasons. Higher temperatures caused by climate change dry out the landscape and make forests more susceptible to fire. The researchers point out that Canada and other northern regions are warming up about twice as fast as the rest of the world.

The Strategic Foresight Book

by Ben Holt of IFRC Solferino Academy in The Strategic Foresight Book….Strategic foresight is a practical way to explore emerging issues and uncover new options for action. It helps us anticipate challenges, engage with uncertainty and sharpen our decision making. It is also a powerful way to connect with communities and imagine new possibilities.

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Global polycrisis: The causal mechanisms of crisis entanglement

by Dr. Michael Lawrence at The Cascade Institute….. In this framework, a global crisis arises when one or more fast-moving trigger events combines with...
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Jul 18 2024

Extreme wildfires have doubled in frequency and intensity in the past 20 years

by Victor Fernandez Garcia & Christina Santin in Wired.com….The doubling in extreme wildfires adds to a complex picture of fire patterns and trends. This new...
Jul 18 2024

Chartbook 297: The American migration crisis.

by Adam Tooze in Chartbook…As the World Migration Report for 2024 confirms, the Mexico-US border is by some margin the largest single corridor of...
Jul 18 2024

The new hot wars

by Jeremy Brecher in Znetwork…The most blatant marker of the polycrisis is the burgeoning of war and preparation for war.

Jul 13 2024

Is there a future in the doomsday economy?

by Alexander Nazaryan in The New York Times….With Fortitude Ranch, the entrepreneur Drew Miller is betting on franchised timeshares for people who are worried...
Jul 11 2024

Chartbook 297: The American migration crisis.

by Adam Tooze in Chartbook….As the World Migration Report for 2024 confirms, the Mexico-US border is by some margin the largest single corridor of...
Jul 11 2024

Long Covid Research Roundup: What have we learned in the first half of 2024?

by Katelyn Jetelina in Your Local Epidemiologist…What we knew: The number of people who get LC after infection has ranged dramatically from 2% to 75%. Reasons for...
Jul 08 2024

Positive Pathways report

by Michael Lawrence and Megan Shipman …..The Cascade Institute’s analysis on positive pathways through polycrisis

Jul 08 2024

NEOM is a city of the future. The land is the cost.

by K.O. in Atmos….NEOM has been hailed as the future of the climate-resilient, smart city. But, for local communities, its construction threatens displacement and...
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Denmark unveils ‘groundbreaking’ roadmap towards plant-based food

by Daniel Clark in Plant Based News…Plant-based foods are “the future,” according to the country’s Minister for Food