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The Pandemic Year Marked a Turning Point in Climate Change. Must-read by David Wallace-Wells, NY Magazine (2021)

All year, a planet transformed by the burning of carbon discharged what would have once been called portents of apocalypse. The people of that planet, as a whole, didn’t take much notice — distracted by the pandemic and trained, both by the accumulating toll of recent disasters and the ever-rising volume of climate alarm, to see what might once have looked like brutal ruptures in lived reality instead as logical developments in a known pattern.

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Why Capitalism as we know it is unfit for the Future

Covid-19 Has Accelerated the Demise of Traditional Capitalism 2019 was a year of great prosperity and innovation, with stock markets booming, democracy thriving (well, maybe not quite in the US;), and unemployment at near record lows throughout much of the developed world. But then, Covid-19 struck and changed everything as half the world went into lock-down, economies and supply chains ground to a halt, unemployment skyrocketed, and the world suffered its greatest health/humanitarian crisis since World War II.

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What to expect for 2021: My new video series (first batch)

Humans tend to wait until something really bad has happened before we react and make real changes: Witness nuclear weapons and Covid-19. But now we've learned something: being prepared, developing foresight and thinking exponentially will be essential to our future success (or plight).

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Consumers’ reaction to Covid19 (good read and stats via WEF)

Since the COVID-19 crisis began, global GDP has fallen by 4.2%. The rollout of vaccine programmes will help to steady the ship – but the rate at which countries recover, including upticks in employment and consumer confidence, depends on how quickly they are able to bring the virus under control.

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Sustainable is the new Digital

Riffing-off, and simplifying from, a recent WEF piece here --- this will become a strong meme for 2021 (no matter what you may think about the WEF and its 'Great Reset':))

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