Essay: Antifragility and Adaptation

The last two posts have looked at the idea of transformational adaptation. In short, they’ve argued that this once radical notion is being watered down in the name of palatability to the great and good of the mainstream world of international development. But sometimes it’s good to look elsewhere for new ideas even if it’s…

Food systems will not adapt to climate change without seed diversity warns report

This article was first published on the Get Resilient Blog and is republished with permission.   Global food systems will struggle to adapt to climate change unless urgent action is taken to increase seed diversity, warn advocacy and environmental groups. In a recent report, the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA), Gaia Foundation and African Biodiversity Network (ABN) highlight…

IPCC Report – 3 Things the Media Missed

  The summary of the Impact, Vulnerability and Adaptation report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change came out today, and the media have churned out as much of their climate stuff as possible all on the same day. A scan of the media coverage provides some easy things to scare your kids with before bed. Some…

Discuss a global adaptation goal now, not later

A goal for adaptation must be included in any legal climate instrument at Paris 2015. The reasons for it are simple, logical, and obvious, and developed countries, particularly US and the EU, need to accept them now, for everyone’s sake later. At the recent climate talks in Bonn, developing country negotiators clashed with the EU…