“Is humanity doomed because we can’t plan for the long term?”
While the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are still unclear, it is certain that they are a profound shock to the systems underpinning contemporary life. Three experts discuss the issue in a new article in The Conversation.
The article is published on August 5 and is written by Per Olsson, researcher, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Robin Dunbar, Professor of Evolutionary Psychology, Department of Experimental Psycology, University of Oxford, and Chris Zebrowski, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Loughborough University.
They write: “Each of us has been affected by the changes wrought by COVID-19 in different ways. For some, the period of isolation has afforded time for contemplation. How do the ways in which our societies are currently structured enable crises such as this? How might we organise them otherwise? How might we use this opportunity to address other pressing global challenges, such as climate change or racism?”
Read the article published in The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/is-humanity-doomed-because-we-cant-plan-for-the-long-term-three-experts-discuss-137943
Read more about the collaboration between Stockholm University and The Conversation and how to pitch an article idea: https://www.su.se/english/staff/services/information-communication/pitch-an-article-idea-for-the-conversation-1.462268
More articles in The Conversation by researchers at Stockholm University: https://theconversation.com/institutions/stockholm-university-1019
August 5, 2020
Source: Communications Office