Climate change - its causes and effects

The future of the world and humanity hangs in the balance.

Climate change hangs in the balance

Destructive forces / effects

Environmental destruction

Consumerism in rich countries

Neoliberal economics / free market

Available to tip the balance

  • Public opinion especially the young
  • Government policies
  • International regulation
  • International, National, Corporate & Individual investment
  • Information, positive use of media, education
  • Women’s education and economic involvement
  • Localism – resource allocation, distribution of power
  • Social media used to create collaboration

Mitigating forces

Science and technology

The science behind climate change. UK met office
  • Growing insights
  • New technologies support localism & enable efficiency
  • Positive agricultural and industrial practices

Social market philosophies

Characteristics of the social market: Sweden
  • Government active support
  • Investment decisions guided by different criteria
  • Reduced emphasis on growth
  • Wider distribution of power
  • Reduction in poverty & inequality

Local & personal actions

  • Individual/collective behaviour
  • Population control (women’s education)
  • Uprisings & public opinion
  • Education
  • Leadership
    • Wise People, Paul Krugman

Environmental destruction
Local actions
Science
Social market
Tip the balance
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