Why the world needs its own immune system

by Atul Gawande in The New York Times…A global immune system must be built for speed. Speed in detecting that a pattern of illness might be unusual and dangerous. Speed in diagnosis. Speed in alerting public health officials and tracing the path of exposure. Speed in getting treatment to the sick and preventive measures to the well.

An ancient Chinese text that’s surprisingly relevant today

by Richard Heinberg in Resilience.org….I’ll leave the last words to the Old Master, this time from the Bahm translation:
Whenever someone sets out to remold the world, experience teaches that he is bound to fail.
For Nature is already as good as it can be.
It cannot be improved upon.
He who tries to redesign it, spoils it.
He who tries to redirect it, misleads it.

Visualizing the top global risks in 2024

from the World Economic Forum….From a broader perspective, key structural forces are influencing global risks looking ahead. They include technological acceleration, climate change, shifts in geopolitical power, and a widening demographic divide.

Nate Hagen’s end of year look at 2024

by Eric Lee in Medicum.com….So I’m not going to apologize that the following short reflection is is on the dark side. I’m trying to describe what ’24 may look like. And there’s a lot of things that are converging.

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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...
Feb 15 2024

Towards multivalent currencies, bioregional monetary stewardship and a distributed global reserve currency

from Dark Matter Labs.org…Ultimately we hope to convene a community who have diverse skills and experiences beyond our own; a distributed team united in designing...
Feb 15 2024

Critical Atlantic Ocean current system is showing early signs of collapse, prompting warning from scientists

by Laura Paddison on CNN….For decades, scientists have been sounding the alarm on the circulation’s stability as climate change warms the ocean and melts ice,...
Feb 15 2024

The perverse policies that fuel wildfires

by Elizabeth Kolbert in The New Yorker…Strategies intended to safeguard forests and homes have instead increased the likelihood that they’ll burn.

Feb 15 2024

Crazy Town: Episode 74. Prepping for the apocalypse: Elites’ foolish fantasies for surviving a collapse of their own creation

by Asher Miller, et al., in podcast Crazy Town: Meet Barrett Moore, the bunker-building bullshit artist who helps capitalists survive the apocalypse with beans,...
Feb 15 2024

Hurricanes becoming so strong that new category needed, study says

by Oliver Milman in The Guardian…Scientists propose new category 6 rating to classify ‘mega-hurricanes’, becoming more likely due to climate crisis

Feb 15 2024

The Seven Shifts

in Horizon 2045…We safeguard the wellbeing—and the promise— of future generations. We realign our human experience around propelling humanity...
Feb 09 2024

Reality Blind

by Nate Hagens Reductionism is quite useful, but both dangerous and insufficient. A science-based worldview which looks at all the puzzle pieces at once can make sense...
Feb 09 2024

Intertwined and interconnected: Can you discern?

by Janet Harvey in Invite Change.com ..Have you ever wondered about the intricate web of influences that shape your business? Are your leaders equipped with the...
Feb 09 2024

The AI age begins

by Peter Leyden in The Great Progression….The beginning of a step change in human capabilities as well as a new season of events and media coming out of ground...
Feb 09 2024

Global collaboration of scientists needed to solve polycrisis

in Cambridge University Press….“Above all else, the polycrisis concept emphasises that crises interact with one another in highly consequential ways that are...