Can We Avoid a Global Meltdown?: YES! We Can Do It!! | #15



Humanity is on a collision course with serious hardship, facing increasing risks from climate change, destruction of nature, pandemics, nuclear weapons and more – and with inadequate systems for dealing with such things. On top of that, we just had the COP26 international climate change negotiations fall far short of protecting us from danger. So, why should we be optimistic?


Today I talk about real, concrete trends going in the right direction, and powerful tools we have at our disposal for dealing with our situation. We might actually make it through this mess. If we can embrace both fear and hope – and put in the work – we can do this.


Resources:


BBC, 11/15/21

COP26: What was agreed at the Glasgow climate conference?

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-56901261


New York Times Magazine, 7/23/20 The Great Climate Migration https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/07/23/magazine/climate-migration.html


Grist, 10/4/21

It’s not just you: Everyone is Googling ‘climate anxiety’

https://grist.org/language/climate-anxiety-google-search-trends/


MarketWatch, 11/14/21

Did the climate summit leave you anxious? You’re not alone — here are the most-Googled questions during COP26

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/did-the-climate-summit-leave-you-anxious-youre-not-alone-here-are-the-most-googled-questions-during-cop26-11636758097


CNN, 11/17/20

The global economic bailout is running at $19.5 trillion. It will go higher

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/17/economy/global-economy-coronavirus-bailout-imf-annual-report/index.html


Medium / Adam Swersky, 12/30/16

Our economy keeps doubling in size. You won’t believe what happens next.

https://medium.com/@adam_swersky/our-economy-keeps-doubling-in-size-you-wont-believe-what-happens-next-9070630590ee


Wikipedia - List of George Floyd protests outside the United States

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_George_Floyd_protests_outside_the_United_States