Climate Change: Adaptation, Mitigation, Resilience

Climate Change: Adaptation, Mitigation, Resilience

is creating an ideablog for better living in the Anthropocene.

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Hello there! I'm Naveen Srivatsav and I founded Climate Change: Adaptation, Mitigation, Resilience (CC:AMR in short) as a space to share and discuss multidisciplinary solutions to the complex world and times we live in, both in the short-term and the long-term.

I embarked on this effort during the second year of my Masters in Policy Analysis in late 2015. In my lecture notes, I was learning complexity theory, and in the news I was seeing how climate change will fundamentally affect millions in a myriad of ways. It was easy in that moment to put two and two together.

Climate change is not an imaginary future scenario, it is already here, playing out in various ways. Although climate change is one of the biggest threats we face as a species, it is itself only a symptom of more fundamental malaise in our sociotechnical civilisation. However, most of the news on climate change was unnecessarily gloomy, providing information in an alarming manner that did not inspire the action these headlines deserved. Moreover, some of these trends were disheartening, but we know that curing the symptoms alone would not remove the causes.

On the other hand, I was occasionally seeing clever initiatives popping up all over the world, as ordinary people put in time and effort to improve their communities. I decided to collect this good news in one place... I'm increasingly convinced there is #climatehope

This is why the forum focuses *exclusively* on identifying solutions to all forms of human suffering, from any and every field of human endeavour, be it subtle or grand, cultural or technological. In my experience, this yields two benefits. One, although the news streams often skew negative, seeing positive developments all in one place helps to rebalance this perspective. Two, it's much easier to make connections in a condensed and curated forum - between ideas, people, places, phenomena etc. 

I've been working on this daily religiously lovingly ever since, not quite knowing where it would take me. Since then, I have met many interesting and passionate subject-matter experts, joined an expedition to Antarctica (early 2017) and submitted a white paper detailing decentralised models of governance in the future.

Famed science-fiction William Gibson once wrote: “The future is already here; it’s just not evenly distributed.” In the spirit of the quote above, it may be that powerful ideas of the future are already among us, not yet matured but still inspiring and full of potential. This is the spirit with which I run this space.

TL;DR - Why you should support me on Patreon
You might be thinking at this point, okay but why should I open my wallet for someone who just shares a bunch of links that anyone can find on the web? Let me make a case.
  • It's not just a random collection of links - they are highly curated daily to answer some aspect of how human civilisation must adapt to climate change. This includes articles of course, but also frameworks, toolkits, datasets and other resources.
  • It's not just a handful of links. I follow hundreds of sources with a high quality standard, and I make connections over time, I add editorial perspective and I push myself to find and research new topics all the time. On average, you can expect at least 20-50 links daily.
  • It's not just sharing - I moderate discussions, connect people and ideas, and ensure that community-shared entries also have high quality and relevance to the group.

Curating has become part of my daily routine, and it takes up significant amount of time, energy and effort. All of this on top of my full-time job. Capturing ideas is important of course, and I find it very meaningful.

But it's not enough. The urgency of climate change does not allow for a detached abstract rumination of ideas; instead we must learn and apply as quickly as possible to adapt to the conditions of the new world. I would like to spend more quality time connecting with and interviewing subject matter experts and systematically synthesising them together with the raw material into usable, accessible and insightful insights, overviews and other derivatives. But for that I need your help. Please support my passion project if you can.
Tiers
One pack of bubblegum
$5 or more per month
I came here to research complexity and chew bubblegum, and I'm out of bubblegum.
Two croissants and a coffee
$10 or more per month
No one ever tells you how tiring research can be. A cup of coffee or two goes a long way some days.
Three tickets to the science museum
$25 or more per month
Complexity is by definition hard to understand, see patterns, let alone design for. How might we make complexity more interactive, intuitive and usable? I would like to look into that!
Goals
17% complete
If I can hit about $250/month, I can dedicate more time to improving/researching/compiling/visualising content in a way that is useful, usable and insightful to a variety of professionals in fields relevant to climate change adaptation.
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Hello there! I'm Naveen Srivatsav and I founded Climate Change: Adaptation, Mitigation, Resilience (CC:AMR in short) as a space to share and discuss multidisciplinary solutions to the complex world and times we live in, both in the short-term and the long-term.

I embarked on this effort during the second year of my Masters in Policy Analysis in late 2015. In my lecture notes, I was learning complexity theory, and in the news I was seeing how climate change will fundamentally affect millions in a myriad of ways. It was easy in that moment to put two and two together.

Climate change is not an imaginary future scenario, it is already here, playing out in various ways. Although climate change is one of the biggest threats we face as a species, it is itself only a symptom of more fundamental malaise in our sociotechnical civilisation. However, most of the news on climate change was unnecessarily gloomy, providing information in an alarming manner that did not inspire the action these headlines deserved. Moreover, some of these trends were disheartening, but we know that curing the symptoms alone would not remove the causes.

On the other hand, I was occasionally seeing clever initiatives popping up all over the world, as ordinary people put in time and effort to improve their communities. I decided to collect this good news in one place... I'm increasingly convinced there is #climatehope

This is why the forum focuses *exclusively* on identifying solutions to all forms of human suffering, from any and every field of human endeavour, be it subtle or grand, cultural or technological. In my experience, this yields two benefits. One, although the news streams often skew negative, seeing positive developments all in one place helps to rebalance this perspective. Two, it's much easier to make connections in a condensed and curated forum - between ideas, people, places, phenomena etc. 

I've been working on this daily religiously lovingly ever since, not quite knowing where it would take me. Since then, I have met many interesting and passionate subject-matter experts, joined an expedition to Antarctica (early 2017) and submitted a white paper detailing decentralised models of governance in the future.

Famed science-fiction William Gibson once wrote: “The future is already here; it’s just not evenly distributed.” In the spirit of the quote above, it may be that powerful ideas of the future are already among us, not yet matured but still inspiring and full of potential. This is the spirit with which I run this space.

TL;DR - Why you should support me on Patreon
You might be thinking at this point, okay but why should I open my wallet for someone who just shares a bunch of links that anyone can find on the web? Let me make a case.
  • It's not just a random collection of links - they are highly curated daily to answer some aspect of how human civilisation must adapt to climate change. This includes articles of course, but also frameworks, toolkits, datasets and other resources.
  • It's not just a handful of links. I follow hundreds of sources with a high quality standard, and I make connections over time, I add editorial perspective and I push myself to find and research new topics all the time. On average, you can expect at least 20-50 links daily.
  • It's not just sharing - I moderate discussions, connect people and ideas, and ensure that community-shared entries also have high quality and relevance to the group.

Curating has become part of my daily routine, and it takes up significant amount of time, energy and effort. All of this on top of my full-time job. Capturing ideas is important of course, and I find it very meaningful.

But it's not enough. The urgency of climate change does not allow for a detached abstract rumination of ideas; instead we must learn and apply as quickly as possible to adapt to the conditions of the new world. I would like to spend more quality time connecting with and interviewing subject matter experts and systematically synthesising them together with the raw material into usable, accessible and insightful insights, overviews and other derivatives. But for that I need your help. Please support my passion project if you can.

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Tiers
One pack of bubblegum
$5 or more per month
I came here to research complexity and chew bubblegum, and I'm out of bubblegum.
Two croissants and a coffee
$10 or more per month
No one ever tells you how tiring research can be. A cup of coffee or two goes a long way some days.
Three tickets to the science museum
$25 or more per month
Complexity is by definition hard to understand, see patterns, let alone design for. How might we make complexity more interactive, intuitive and usable? I would like to look into that!