Be the change you want to see in the world!
By Milene Spyckerelle Our planet is heading to disaster. Or…
Climate Change In California, A Sign Of What Is To Come
By Karen Ramirez The rise in natural disasters associated with…
A Top-Down Approach, Driven From The Bottom
A Special Report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2018) suggests the planet has less than two decades to ensure that global temperatures do not rise more than 1.5°c. Apart from drastic thoroughgoing actions, there is no silver bullet to solve climate change, that begets a range of contemporary social issues by exacerbating already existing structural inequalities. The overriding message of this essay is that, while climate change issues “are actually going to be solved technocratically and politically”, the strong onus on top-down solutions is pointless if not supported and corrected by bottom-up approaches.
Planetary Boundaries & the Anthropocene.
Human beings have been living beyond our means for some time. We live on one planet, with finite resources and limited capabilities. Over millions of years, the earth has regulated all living species in a complex web of interactions, no one species became dominant and all existed in a state of relative harmony. But since the industrial revolution, the earth has come to be controlled by just one species, throwing that equilibrium into question.
Climate Change is Wicked
Climate change is a wicked problem, without a singular cause nor a simple solution. The complex nature of the problem is what makes it so hard to solve.