Mitigating global warming is not our only problem

The Global Risk Institute in Toronto has just posted the paper linked below. It suggests that at least three conditions will have to be satisfied to meet the global challenge of mitigating climate change. We need to know what we should do. We need to have the power to actually do what needs to be done. Finally, we need the will to act, to do what we should do. The paper focuses on current impediments to meeting each of these three challenges. The paper finishes by discussing the possibility that we are inadvertently (“sleepwalking”) towards a polycrisis; that is, the possibility of a cascade of tipping points in a number of systems (economic/financial, political and environmental) that are each fragile and are also nested within each other. The second link is to a video recording of my session at the GRI Summit 2023.