Restoring the urban/rural balance

A plan for deep adaptation in a time of crisis

As the decade comes to a close, warnings from climate scientists have reached a fever pitch.

The plea has shifted, not just for dramatic cuts in carbon use, but that humanity’s only hope for survival is to completely rebuild the very structure of our global society before it collapses.

“[T]he economic models which inform political decision-making in rich countries almost completely disregard the energetic and material dimensions of the economy,” write scientists in a sustainable development report for the UN.

Given the repeated failures of our global political system to create and institute meaningful plans to address the width and depth of the climate crisis, it is clear that action must arise outside the very system that created this crisis in the first place.