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”?
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic is widely seen as a potential turning point after which almost everything could be different. But how much?
The first thing to overcome with the coronavirus is fear.
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Dozens have died, regions of Texas are still without power, and millions are facing the long-term cascading impacts of extreme weather, systemic inequity, and crumbling infrastructure. This entirely predictable (and predicted) tragedy is yet another example of the polycrisis made visible.
Notes from a 1.2C world: Thoughts stimulated by the “Underestimating he Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future” paper
Laurie Laybourn-Langton’s response to the paper The Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future paper.
Dr. Ashok Khosla stands almost alone in the world in his leadership of the modern environmental movement. His wisdom, creativity, and humility rooted in his great compassion and respect for all humanity, as well as his Ph.D. in experimental physics, have been a source of sustenance and hope for the poorest of the poor and the most discouraged and determined of the more fortunate.
How do we organise around love but not exclude organizing around what enrages us, around what is unjust?
Many fear that a broader systems collapse could be a plausible scenario. Given what we know, how do we respond?