In a prescient article from his 2014 book Credo, Brian Davey explores the possibility of a “cross contagion” of cascading collapse between some combination of a public health crisis, and difficulties in the financial economy, the energy sector and supply networks.
Brian Davey reflects from his past experience about the impact that self isolation is likely to have on the mental health of many people.
“Within the crisis there is an opportunity to move to more resilient, fairer and equitable economic and community systems. The hope is once there is a good understanding of the reality of our situation, a great deal of community cooperation can be unleashed.”
"What this crisis is trying to teach us are frightening truths about the ecological consequences of land use changes that have emerged as threats to our health," writes Brian Davey.
"In this time of ecological and social crises, it is essential to be the best human beings we can be, to carve out conviviality and convivial spaces in the midst of the struggle to create something better. Even in desperate times, there is a lot of potential for this," writes Anne Ryan.
In the second podcast of our series Bridging the Gaps, David Somech of the EHFF and ethicists Richard Turnbull and Henk Den Uijl discuss Anne Ryan’s December 7 talk on the concept of ‘enough’.