An international group of 17 leading physical and social scientists, including OMEGA Advisory Board member Joan Diamond, have produced a comprehensive yet concise assessment of the state of civilization, warning that the outlook is more dire and dangerous than is generally understood.
Systemic risks & the four dilemmas of our time
Dr. Gary Kendall presents and discusses thought-provoking perspectives on why our collective reluctance to reconceptualize paradigms commits us to a future of growing systemic risk.
Philanthropy’s problem with single-issue solutions
The problems philanthropy seeks to remedy are big, messy, and complicated. Yet far too often, we try to combat them with simple responses.
Two questions philanthropy must ask in this urgent moment
This is a moment to dig deeper, and look at what it takes to address the problems that sneak up on you so slowly that you don’t see them until it is too late.
The coming population implosion: Chemicals, declining fertility & the polycrisis
horey Meyers speaks with Dr. Shanna H. Shwan and Dr. Pete Myers about population trends
Anticipatory preparedness & resilience in a time of escalating risk
Dr. David Korowicz, a physicist and human systems ecologist, discusses anticipatory preparedness and resilience.
Reflections on the inner challenges of a ghastly future
Birju Pandya’s response to the article Underestimating the Challenge of a Ghstly Future
This was my starting place for polycrisis reading and I was pleasantly surprised by how optimistic and engaging it was. I got the audio version and walked many miles with this uplifting book. If you want to wrap your head around these troubling times without and skip the doom & gloom, start here.
We’re living in a global polycrisis: It’s time to build resiliency
Transport stalls and stores are not restocked. An already overstrained health system drops more services. The science points to more of these breakdowns – and, let’s be clear, there is no credible dissent to the science. In this light, isn’t it time to prepare for it “just in case”?
Ministry For The Future
Set in the near future, the novel follows a subsidiary body, established under the Paris Agreement, whose mission is to advocate for the world’s future generations of citizens as if their rights are as valid as the present generation’s.