Each catastrophe is a test of what kind of society we’ve built. And each recovery offers a chance, however fleeting, to build another.
HOMEF, the Omega Resilience Awards (ORA) partner in Africa, has just launched their search for African fellows working to address the global polycrisis.
There was a time not long ago when disasters would strike one at
a time, and communities would have time to recover and rebuild.
Today, however, there is a new normal regarding disasters, one in
which most do not occur as isolated events and instead seem to pile
on one another, often unleashing new devastation on a community
before it has had a chance to recover from the prior disaster.
In this Omega conversation, Omega founder Michael Lerner is in conversation with Richard Heinberg from the Post Carbon Institute.
Words on optimism from Kevin Kelly, the founder of Wired Magazine and author of several books, among them The Inevitable.
The problems philanthropy seeks to remedy are big, messy, and complicated. Yet far too often, we try to combat them with simple responses.
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Dr. David Korowicz, a physicist and human systems ecologist, discusses anticipatory preparedness and resilience.
This was my starting place for polycrisis reading and I was pleasantly surprised by how optimistic and engaging it was. I got the audio version and walked many miles with this uplifting book. If you want to wrap your head around these troubling times without and skip the doom & gloom, start here.
Dr. Ashok Khosla stands almost alone in the world in his leadership of the modern environmental movement. His wisdom, creativity, and humility rooted in his great compassion and respect for all humanity, as well as his Ph.D. in experimental physics, have been a source of sustenance and hope for the poorest of the poor and the most discouraged and determined of the more fortunate.
co-authored by Pablo Servigne and Raphaël Stevens, provides “a valuable guide to help everyone make sense of the new and potentially catastrophic situation in which we now find ourselves.”
Joanna Macy guides us how to suffer with the world and make responsible decisions that take into account our interconnectedness with all that is.
In times of upheaval, why do some people, communities, companies and systems thrive, while others fall apart? That’s the question at the heart of an exciting new field, and an urgent new agenda for the 21st century. In Resilience, Andrew Zolli and Ann Marie Healy...
The Community Resilience Reader: Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval, Edited by Daniel Lerch, combines a fresh look at the crises humanity faces, the essential tools of resilience science, and the wisdom of activists, scholars, and analysts working on the...
Written by Brian Walker and David Salt. Published by Island Press, Canada 2012
For The Children The rising hills, the slopes,of statisticslie before us.The steep climbof everything, going up,up, as we allgo down. In the next centuryor the one beyond that,they say,are valley, pastures,we can meet there in peaceif we make it. To climb these coming...
Omega co-founder Michael Lerner writes about how to find the path to courage—facing prospects for global and regional collapse while also seeking resilience in the near future.