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re climate: Who will do what and when will they do it?
Who will do what and when will they do it?
During the buildup to Y2K (a very important and ignored event) I wrote a newsletterY2K Week, (I can’t find a copy of it). Each week was numbered by the number of weeks till Jan 1 2000.
The idea fits well the unfolding - or not unfolding - of who will do what and when with regard to climate change and related issues. Examples:
What are executive teams of governments doing?
What conversations are the press having offline?
What will people who have guns do with them?
What will urbanites do with failing food supply chains?
Who might actually try to prevent the burning of significant amounts of fossil fuels? (Things like air flight would be relatively easy to curtail technically but very hard politically).
What will parents discuss with their children?
What will the US military (with very good and critical scenarios do?
What will your neighbors do?
How many will leave their land as migrants?
Will local groups do a resource assessment?
Who will leave their jobs in order to protect their families?
What will financial institutions to as they see assets going into free fall?
What will artists do (I think of Goya's the Spanish War of Independence)?
What will the Salvation Army do?
What will the garden supply businesses do?
This kind of differentiation helps stir our imaginations about what can be done amd by who -and when.