Phoebe Barnard is an environmental and societal futures analyst, sustainability strategist, global change ecologist, biodiversity conservation biologist, climate risk and resilience specialist, policy wonk, and film co-producer. She addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?”
Seth Godin is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and speaker. He addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?
Like the profuse blooms of the brown-eyed susan, a multitude of people must come forth to fully pursue, serve and save life.
The world’s population of humans stands at the edge of rapid change and the future appears unimaginable.
To effect real change you have to do something to create those changes. Change is work, not theatre. If you want tangible benefits, you have to craft something more tangible than a message.
The growing movement for regeneration offers a much needed reframe of how to fully show up in our humanity at this critical moment in our planet’s history.
We need to intentionally create a more mature and evolved collective human consciousness. And we are rapidly running out of time to do that essential work.
In this hopeful and frustrating year, contributors to the Island Press Urban Resilience Project celebrated our collective progress, while highlighting how far we have yet to go.
We find ourselves in the most consequential decade in the history of humanity. The choices we make now will determine what kind of future we’ll have, or whether we will have a future at all.
It is apparent that our focus should not only be on solving climate change, but should also address other planetary boundaries, and perhaps even democratic renewal, but in every case, we need the means of transitioning from an unsatisfactory system to a better one that focuses on our strengths, and mitigates against our psychological shortcomings.
Resistance will always face repression if it is strong and poses a real challenge to the elites and the privileged. It will need resources and a community to survive and endure.
I recently had an extraordinary and rare experience, as an academic, activist and citizen: I participated in a victorious movement.