Extinction Rebellion has coordinated protests across the UK to draw people's attention to a climate crisis. Last week, demonstrators managed to block road and rail traffic by shutting down key bridges and standing on a DLR coach. As they stopped traffic, demonstrators hoped that people would think about their environmental and planetary effects as climate change developed. A leading climate scientist has argued that climate-induced social breakdown is "inevitable in the short run".
Dr. Jem Bendell, Professor of Sustainability Leadership at the University of Cumbria, last year wrote a paper outlining the risks
In his article titled "Deep Adaptation: A map to tackle climatic tragedies," Professor Bendell analyzes climate science and research comes to worrying conclusions.
The professor outlines how humanity is now heading for a probable "environmental catastrophe" "With very little hope to prevent it."
He says the next logical step for humanity is adaptation. "
Professor Bendell writes: "The effects of climate change are now inevitable."
"Geoengineering is likely to be ineffective or counterproductive."
"Therefore, the mainstream climate policy community now recognizes the need to work much harder to adapt to the effects of climate change
" This is now rapidly becoming broader Field of people engaged in sustainable development as practitioners, researchers and educators. "
" To assess how our approaches might evolve, we need to consider what adaptation is possible.
" Recent research indicates that human societies will be dysfunctional in less than 1
"Malnutrition, hunger, disease, civil war, and will are more common in these disorders
" This situation makes the reformist approach to sustainable development and related areas of corporate sustainability superfluous, supporting
the approach of many professionals
Professor Bendell's alarming conclusion warns the population is at risk from devastating scarcity.
He urges future approaches to climate science that focus on r elucidation of harm.
Dr Bendell concludes: "Instead, it's important to develop a new approach that looks at how harm can be reduced and things can not be made worse.
" It's important to understand deeply in order to support this difficult and ultimately personal process. Adaptation agenda can be useful . "