Interventions for rapid global change

A Canadian research centre addressing urgent and entangled global problems. We anticipate future crises and identify high-leverage interventions to put humanity on a better course.

Interventions for Rapid Global Change

A Canadian research centre addressing urgent and entangled global problems. We anticipate future crises and identify high-leverage interventions to put humanity on a better course.

Research & Analysis

Introduction to Polycrisis Analysis Guide

Michael Lawrence, Megan Shipman, and Thomas Homer-Dixon
April 22, 2024 • This briefing note presents the Cascade Institute’s framework for polycrisis analysis--a framework with which to understand the causal interactions between crises in multiple global systems.

News & Views

Why so much is going wrong at the same time

Thomas Homer-Dixon
This Vox article argues that the world is in a polycrisis generated by novel and unprecedented conditions, as measured by total human energy consumption, Earth’s energy imbalance, the human population’s total biomass, and global connectivity.

Getting to enough

Presentation by Thomas Homer-Dixon
A graphical illustration of the dilemma that's destroying our world—and how we're going to solve it.