Deep Adaptation – An Introduction

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This is intended to provide a summary on “The Deep Adaptation Agenda”, as proposed and coined by Jem Bendell in his paper ‘Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy(July 2018).
Included below is material from Dr. Bendell’s website as well as a Rupert Read lecture.
From Bendell’s paper:
“…recent research suggests that human societies will experience disruptions to their basic functioning within less than ten years due to climate stress.  Such disruptions include increased levels of malnutrition, starvation, disease, civil conflict and war – and will not avoid affluent nations. This situation makes redundant the reformist approach to sustainable development and related fields of corporate sustainability. Instead, a new approach which explores how to reduce harm and not make matters worse is important to develop. In support of that challenging, and ultimately personal process, understanding a ‘deep adaptation agenda’ may be useful.”
The essence of The Deep Adaptation Agenda is…

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