A Map for Navigating ClimateTragedy
By Jem Bendell - 27. July 2018
Societal collapse is now inevitable in the near term.
The purpose of this conceptual paper is to provide readers with an opportunity to reassess their work and life in the face of an inevitable near-term social collapse due to climate change.
The approach of the paper is to analyse recent studies on climate change and its implications for our ecosystems, economies and societies, as provided by academic journals and publications direct from research institutes.
That synthesis leads to a conclusion there will be a near-term collapse in society with serious ramifications for the lives of readers.
The paper reviews some of the reasons why collapse-denial may exist, in particular, in the professions of sustainability research and practice, therefore leading to these arguments having been absent from these fields until now.
The paper offers a new meta-framing of the implications for research, organisational practice, personal development and public policy, called the Deep Adaptation Agenda. Its key aspects of resilience, relinquishment and restorations are explained.
This agenda does not seek to build on existing scholarship on “climate adaptation” as it is premised on the view that social collapse is now inevitable.
The author believes this is one of the first papers in the sustainability management field to conclude that climate-induced societal collapse is now inevitable in the near term and therefore to invite scholars to explore the implications.
Because it's not a drill: talk by Jem Bendell at European Commission
May 30, 2019
Professor Bendell was speaking at a conference organised by the European Commission where he presented his paper
" Because it's not a drill: technologies for deep adaptation."
The paper is available HERE
This is an emergency. Climate disruption and ecological collapse are a direct existential threat to all life on Earth.
Dr Gail Bradbrook | Fir Farm 2019 | Extinction Rebellion
Dr Gail Bradbook, the co-founder of Extinction Rebellion talks about the right to rebel and the need to do have rebellious farmers at Fir Farm 2019.
In April, we achieved our first demand, Tell The Truth, and the UK Government declared a Climate Emergency.
We have two more demands we are rebelling for: Act Now Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
Beyond Politics Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.
Excerpt from Time to Act: The Climate Crisis presented at CogX 2019: https://youtu.be/0-kNZf1NRc0
World Map of Extinction Rebellion Groups: https://bit.ly/2wri78B