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Media Type: Video
Date of Publication: August
Year of Publication: 2020
Publication City: Corvallis, OR
Publisher: Post Carbon Institue
The coronavirus pandemic has brought the interconnectedness and fragility of global systems into stark relief. In this way the pandemic is a warning from the future – a future in which the growing consequences of the climate and broader ecological emergency are expected to increasingly destabilize societies around the world.
These consequences will impact societies already suffering from a host of social and economic problems, from high levels of inequality and political fragmentation to economic instability and the ongoing shock of the pandemic. Just as we must contend with feedback loops in natural systems, so too must we reckon with the prospect of environmental breakdown driving cascading destabilization in critical economic, energy, food, and socio-political systems, and vice versa. Through a series of pre-recorded interviews and a live panel discussion with some of the world’s pre-eminent experts on these topics, “The Great Unraveling?” explores some of the key drivers of destabilization and how they may interact with one another.
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