Since the Covid-19 Pandemic
OUR WORLD HAS CHANGED
IT WILL CHANGE EVEN MORE
WE MUST ADAPT and especially
WE MUST SEE WITH NEW EYES
We were very UNPREPARED.
Phase 1a. Frantic scramble to prevent collapse of healthcare systems & food supplies was successful in some nations.
1b. Strict Stay Home orders slowed (but did not stop) the explosive spread of C-19 virus.
Phase 2 Uncoordinated loosening of controls. Unclear guidelines.
New surges ?
Here is the GOOD NEWS
Many of us have been very good at innovating under pressure, sharing needed information and resources, collaborating with new partners, forming networks to tackle problems of all kinds - food for the needy, better tests for C-19, safe guidelines for reopening business, and much more.
Here is some OTHER NEWS
We are not good at building future capability (so far) such as permanent epidemic management teams of public health experts.
We are (so far) not good at under-standing how complex systems (like climate or epidemics) work; not good at listening to experts who do understand them; and not good at making the long-term investments they advocate.
We are all in ONE WORLD, connected.
The pandemic makes that very clear.
No gated areas or nations are exempt.
If the virus remains anywhere, ALL areas are in danger of a resurgence.
Before C-19 we called this Globalism. Same thing. Global economy; global ecology; global health.
ONE WORLD with a Climate Crisis looming
Can facing the C-19 pandemic make us (citizens & leaders) more ready to address the climate threat more effectively?
Can facing police violence & systemic racism more than before also help us to move to address the climate threat like never before thru government and civil society ORGs?