Crises Convergence/Alignments

How COVID highlights parallels for addressing the four dominating issues of this moment.

I’ve developed and begun using two charts when I explain how humans’ experiences of, and responses to, the crises of climate change, health, equity and economics have so many parallels. These parallels are clues to how we got here and how we’ll get to a better place.

First, let’s consider how people experience these crises:

Now, let’s consider the responses to these crises:

What we could be learning right now – better and faster – from addressing the health, economic and equity urgencies should be used to address them all. All four are urgent issues requiring our concerted, collective, collaborative attention. The bonus is that strategic improvements in one area can be designed to successfully address each.

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