NEWS AND VIEWS

Getting to enough

August 1, 2022

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

Instead of lurching from one catastrophe to the next, B.C. needs to understand how its crises are linked

June 6, 2022

Globe and Mail article by Thomas Homer-Dixon and Robin Cox — We need to improve how we marshal, integrate, apply and communicate the best knowledge about B.C.’s emerging risks – those known and anticipated, as well as those unexpected and even currently unimaginable.

A big bet on geothermal could help prevent a climate catastrophe

May 27, 2022

Globe and Mail article by Thomas Homer-Dixon, Ian Graham, and Ellen Quigley — A government-industry research and development partnership in ultradeep geothermal would be a “moonshot” project that Canadians could rally around.

The global systemic consequences of the Ukraine-Russia War: Part II

May 5, 2022

The second briefing of the Ukraine-Russia War Expert Panel — Whether Russia will use a tactical nuclear weapon depends on Putin’s psychology, his evolving
assessment of his own capabilities, and what he considers to be an acceptable outcome.

The global systemic consequences of the Ukraine-Russia War: Part I

April 4, 2022

The first briefing of the Ukraine-Russia War Expert Panel

Two things the West must do to lower the probability that Putin will pull the nuclear trigger

March 10, 2022

Ottawa Citizen article by Thomas Homer-Dixon

The American polity is cracked, and might collapse. Canada must prepare

January 2, 2022

Globe and Mail article by Thomas Homer-Dixon — By 2025, American democracy could collapse, causing extreme domestic political instability, including widespread civil violence. By 2030, if not sooner, the country could be governed by a right-wing dictatorship.

The climate strike continues (online): Findings from the Youth Climate Values Survey

September 17, 2021

A blog post by Hanna Ross

Canada’s thawing permafrost should be raising alarm bells in the battle against climate change

June 11, 2021

Globe and Mail article by Thomas Homer-Dixon and Duane Froese

Meeting Canada’s climate commitments requires ending supports for oil and gas production

April 14, 2021

A Cascade Institute Technical Paper by Angela Carter and Truzaar Dordi

Climate change and Permafrost Carbon Feedback demand urgent action – and much more research

March 25, 2021

VIDEO  |  PCF Intervention Roadmap Dialogue #4

Modern Monetary Theory is the new black, but we should brace for seeing red

March 20, 2021

Globe and Mail article by Michael Lawrence and Thomas Homer-Dixon — Modern monetary theory doesn’t in fact propose that governments can keep spending without consequence. The limit on government spending, though, is not government deficits but rising inflation.

Permafrost Carbon Feedback is reducing the opportunity to avoid global climate crisis

March 18, 2021

VIDEO  |  PCF Intervention Roadmap Dialogue #3

Permafrost carbon feedback: Experts share their reading recommendations

March 15, 2021

A curated list of “go-to” reading recommendations from panel members of the Permafrost Carbon Feedback Dialogues.

Climate geoengineering options: Practical, powerful, and to be avoided if possible

March 11, 2021

VIDEO  |  PCF Intervention Roadmap Dialogue #2

Permafrost Carbon Feedback requires urgent, collaborative attention

March 4, 2021

VIDEO  |  PCF Intervention Roadmap Dialogue #1: Why permafrost carbon matters

Permafrost carbon feedback could be the disaster that saves us all

March 3, 2021

Vancouver Sun op-ed by Richard Littlemore

Thawing permafrost is a northern crisis and a global threat

March 1, 2021

Vancouver Sun op-ed by Michael Brown and Duane Froese

Announcing the Permafrost Carbon Feedback Dialogues

February 24, 2021

Announcing a series of Dialogues to develop technical and policy frameworks for addressing major feedback mechanisms that may be triggered by the accelerating thaw in global permafrost.

New report from The Transition Accelerator – Pathways to net zero: A decision support tool

February 24, 2021

A new report by The Transition Accelerator provides practical guidance on assessing different pathways to net zero for eight critical sectors and systems in Canada.

Learning Salon Series: Pandemic shock and norm cascades: Tipping from division to solidarity?

November 26, 2020

VIDEO  |  Presentation on new norms, worldviews, and conspiracy theories that emerged during the pandemic.

Learning Salon Series: Our world’s cascading crises. What is driving them, are they going to get worse, and can they be stopped?

November 19, 2020

VIDEO  |  Presentation on the underlying mechanisms of cascading crises.

Review of Commanding Hope: The Power We Have to Renew a World in Peril, a new book by Thomas Homer-Dixon, Director of the Cascade Institute

November 3, 2020

BOOK REVIEW  |  There May Yet Be Hope: The future is not set in stone by Arno Kopecky for the Literary Review of Canada

Changemakers lecture

Changemakers Speaker Series with Thomas Homer-Dixon

September 16, 2020

VIDEO  |  Royal Roads University President Steenkamp welcomes Thomas Homer-Dixon, Director of the Cascade Institute, for an online lecture.

Keeping fossil fuels in the ground: How a once fringe idea came to redefine our energy future

September 11, 2020

A blog post by Yonatan Strauch, Angela Carter, and Truzaar Dordi

CDC image of coronavirus

Pandemic Log

September 10, 2020

A running commentary on the unfolding pandemic

However the pandemic unfolds, it’s time for oil use to peak—and society to prepare for the fallout

September 8, 2020

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists article by Yonatan Strauch, Angela Carter, and Thomas Homer-Dixon

Colliding crises can’t be handled with one-track solutions

August 27, 2020

Globe and Mail article by Scott Janzwood

Corona Image

Coronavirus will change the world. It might also lead to a better future

March 5, 2020

Globe and Mail article by Thomas Homer-Dixon