When technocratic approaches don't really lead to transformation

When technocratic approaches don't really lead to transformation

While there is increasing awareness and recognition that humans can’t continue living as we have, actually doing things differently – what I will refer to as transformation – remains rare and little explored.

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The Internet of Water

The Internet of Water

This water could, if captured and treated, provide the city of Los Angeles with all the water it needs, relieving demand on Northern California’s water resources, which depend largely on meltwater from the Sierra snowpack, which is expected to disappear with climate change.

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Why must climate change be de-naturalised and re-politicised? (and what does that mean?)

Why must climate change be de-naturalised and re-politicised? (and what does that mean?)

That notion of wanting to preserve in some way what is familiar to us, what we love, used to hold as perpetual but may now become ephemeral, haunts us now more than ever, as headlines of conflict, war, famine, environmental collapse or epidemics are made even more pressing by the threat of climate change.

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EbA Revisited, Part 3: Are we overselling the promise of ecosystem-based adaptation?

EbA Revisited, Part 3: Are we overselling the promise of ecosystem-based adaptation?

For a long time now I have had a major concern about ecosystem-based adaptation: Can we rely on ecosystems to help us adapt when those very ecosystems are themselves compromised by climate change? Can they deliver on the promise we are making to vulnerable communities?

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