Can the climate crisis be solved with existing power structures or not? Were the pledges at COP26 enough to avoid disaster? Engage with the science with Brilliant! https://www.brilliant.org/simonclark
Not the COP26 video you probably expected me to make! I wanted to provide some meta context to the various hot takes that I've read on the Glasgow conference, and question why some people view it as progress and others don't. Ultimately I think it comes down to this: how do we talk about progress in the climate crisis? Where should we stand on the scale of optimism and pessimism?
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Hopefully the last video you will see about COP26 for a while. I talk about the Glasgow climate change conference and whether it was a success or a failure. My conclusion is that our takeaways from COP26 depend on how we frame the climate crisis: do we view global warming as an existential threat or as an opportunity? Is climate change to be solved with existing power structures or require a radical rethink?
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