Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future.
Chemicals, Declining Fertility and the Polycrisis.
Education, empowerment, employment and economics: tools for building a promising future.
Based on the newly released paper, The Age of Energy Disruptions by François-Xavier Chevallerau.
Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves.
Author Kim Stanley Robinson discusses his latest book, “Ministry for the Future”.
Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival
by David Bonbright
The times are calling us to find and address root causes: A global pandemic, deepening inequities, worsening natural disasters, a tsunami of species extinctions, rising authoritarianism around the world, and polarization fuelled by AI-driven tech.
Why are these trends persisting? What can we do beyond plastering over the cracks? How can we reimagine the institutions that drove progress for some, but not all of us? While it is always important and necessary to redress symptoms, to salve real suffering and hardship, right now we need to focus our philanthropy on the root causes of the issues we are facing.
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.
Read the full article Two Questions Philanthropy Must Ask in This Urgent Moment, published by Giving Compass.
A webinar with Nate Hagens
July 30th, 2020
Resources for Resilience invites you to a webinar with Nate Hagens, a widely respected public intellectual on the big picture issues facing human society.
Nate’s most recent work has focused on how we navigate through this period of COVID, and in the face of an increasing likelihood of serious economic hardship. He has been meeting with civil society and influential members of the US congress about how to strengthen society, and how to strategically approach top down and bottom up solutions, and where the two can meet.
Systemic Risks and the Four Dilemmas of our Time
Dr. David Korowicz, a physicist and human systems ecologist, discusses anticipatory preparedness and resilience.