The Great Simplification #53 with William E. Rees
What the hell is a ‘polycrisis’, anyway?
A problem becomes a crisis when it challenges our ability to cope and thus threatens our identity.
Davos worries about a ‘polycrisis’
Global crises are weighing on the World Economic Forum.Credit…Laurent Gillieron/EPA,
In Lebanon, solar power Is booming. why?
An anthropologist explores whether Lebanese turning to solar power is a story of resilience, environmental triumph, or something else.
How the world bank can help save the planet
Big banks want multilateral development institutions to act like insurers, reducing the risk for private investors to finance climate-friendly projects
World economic forum warns of looming ‘polycrisis’
Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine have ushered in skyrocketing inflation and a low-growth, low-investment era, but a focus on the present could obscure the risks of longer-term threats.
Hurricanes and floods bring $120bn in insurance losses in 2022
Hurricane Ian in Florida caused a big chunk of the financial losses while floods in Pakistan, Nigeria and South Africa killed the most people
Sleepwalking on megathreat mountain
A host of interconnected “megathreats” is imperiling our future.
A guide to 9 global buzzwords for 2023, from ‘polycrisis’ to ‘zero-dose children’
We’re having a polycrisis. The pandemic has resulted in too many zero-dose children. Charities are not always succeeding in tarmac-to-arm.
Tasting the Pickle: Ten flavours of meta-crisis and the appetite for a new civilisatio
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