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Transition and Climate Crisis with Sabrina Fernandes at the University of Bath

In this video, Dr. Sabrina Fernandes discusses how to rethink the Polycrisis from an internationalist Global South perspective and how it relates to transition and climate justice. Fernandes begins by using an aerial photograph as an illustration of the influences human actions have on nature and the climate crisis. Fernandes then touches on topics such […]

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Polycrisis? What Polycrisis?

Alistair Benn argues that the polycrisis, with its overwhelming notion of multiple inter-related crises, is an illusory product of social media technologies that overload users with “shock after shock” and create a false impression of connections between the world’s problems. The solution to the polycrisis is thus to reduce exposure to social media and better

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A New World Disorder? Navigating a Polycrisis: Global Trends 2023

This market research report surveys public opinion on many current topics including technology, climate change, globalization, inequality, political splintering, and more. It frames its findings in the context of the polycrisis, asserting that the three major challenges facing all markets are economic crisis, globalization vs. local priorities, and the climate crisis. “We’re entering a ‘new

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Politics Urgently Needs More Imagination. Competence Alone Will not Save us from this ‘Polycrisis’

Geoff Mulgan argues that the United Kingdom suffers from an “imagination gap” that impedes its ability to navigate multiple crises, manifest in short-sighted policies and over-reliance on past solutions. He explains how politics, financing, and academia contribute to the gap and provides historical examples where imaginative experimentation helped solve crises. Mulgan concludes that “it is

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Tasting the Pickle: Ten Flavours of Meta-Crisis and the Appetite for a New Civilisation

Jonathan Rowson reflects on the many ‘flavours’ of meta-crisis, framing them through personal anecdotes, emotions, and spirituality. “There is a broader crisis of civilisational purpose that appears to necessitate political and economic transformation, and there are deeper socio-emotional, educational, epistemic and spiritual features of our predicament that manifest as many flavours of meta-crisis: the lack

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