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Commanding Hopein Books
By Tad Homer Dixon, Knopf Canada
Commanding Hope marshals a fascinating, accessible argument for reinvigorating our cognitive strengths and belief systems to affect urgent systemic change, strengthen our economies and cultures, and renew our hope in a positive future for everyone on Earth.
We’re Living in a Global Polycrisis: It’s Time to Build Resiliencyin Articles
by David Bonbright
If you watched the excellent series on the Chernobyl disaster, you can see with perfect hindsight why many say that Chernobyl was the proximate cause for the collapse of the Soviet Union.
You can see it in the way incentives drove bad decisions, which reinforced each other. This is what complexity science calls a positive feedback loop. The recent winter storms in Texas offer another teachable moment, illustrating how failures in one system cascade over to other systems. Freezing rain and snow break the electric and heating grid. Pipes break and the water system collapses. 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”? We’re Living in a Global Polycrisis: It’s Time to Build Resiliency, by David Bonbright, Giving Compass.
Ministry For The Futurein Books, Fiction
The prolific science-fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson, who is at heart an optimist, opens his newest novel, The Ministry for the Future, with a long set piece as bleak as it is plausible. Somewhere in a small city on the Gangetic Plain in Uttar Pradesh during the summer of 2025, Frank, a young American working for an NGO, wakes up in his room above a clinic to find that an unusually severe pre-monsoon heat wave has grown hotter still and more humid—that the conditions outside are rapidly approaching the limit of human survival. Actually, conditions inside are approaching the same level, because the power has gone out.
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Michael Webber hosted by Shorey Myersin Events, Video, Webinar
What Happens in Texas Won’t Stay in Texas webinar with Michael Webber
Ashok Khosla hosted by Michael Lernerin Events, Video, Webinar
Education, empowerment, employment and economics: tools for building a promising future.
Innovation and crisis: Is our fight against COVID-19 a critical juncture?in Articles
Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Futurein Articles
The Resilience Roundtable hosted by Christina Conklinin Video, Webinar
Round table discussion with Joan Diamond, Steve Heilig, Samantha Suppiah, Ed Saltzberg, and Jason Groves hosted by Christina Conklin
Raj Patel hosted by Shorey Myersin Video, Webinar
The World That Food Made
Nate Hagens hosted by Michael Lernerin Video, Webinar
Navigating a Path Between Fantasy and Doom – A Top-Down Overview