Climate, fiction, and the future

Artists have a long history of channeling social change into their works, shaping our cultures, societies, and institutions. When informed by science, this becomes a powerful tool for action.

Let’s imagine we knew exactly how the pandemic started

In a March Guardian editorial that similarly treated the matter of origin as an arcane sideshow, the paper emphasized expanding disease surveillance, protecting natural habitats, reforming factory farming and ramping up lab safety — and concluded that all “this, rather than the blame game, is what politicians should prioritize.”

The Long View Vol 22

The Long View Vol 22

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.

Q&A with Noam Chomsky about the future of our world for the SXSW23 Wonder House

Q&A with Noam Chomsky about the Future of our world.

We asked Noam Chomsky about the future of our world, our systems of government and power and our need to come together to address the challenges of our time. The laureate professor and public intellectual shared his thoughts with UArizona College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Dean Lori Poloni-Staudinger.

In the matter Re: Rights of Nature — A Staged Hearing

Khoj International Artists’ Association and Zuleikha Chaudhari’s recent project, In the matter Re: Rights of Nature took the form of a fictional National Green Tribunal (NGT) hearing exploring the relationship between the air pollution of Delhi / National Capital Region (NCR) and the stubble burning phenomena which occurs annually in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana.

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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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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...
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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.

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

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Positive Pathways report

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

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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

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