Deep Adaptation recommended reading

1. Book “Deep Adaptation: Navigating the Realities of Climate Chaos”

The report, edited by Jem Bendell and Rupert Read, provides the latest update over a range of areas, UK based but with a strong global & local orientation and recognition of the exacerbation of inequalities brought about via climate change.

It provides an up-to-date scientific assessment which is strong enough for editors and contributors to accept that, painful though it is to write or say – and harder still to accept – we are facing the inevitable or probable collapse of civilisation as we have known it (the two authors differ on whether ‘inevitable’ or ‘probable’). This is attendant, of course, with feelings of grief and despair, fully acknowledged in the book. In fact, our actions emanate from our feelings not our intellect.

2. Online article “What next on climate? The need for a new moderate flank”

The necessity now is therefore for deep or transformative adaptation, explained briefly in an article by Rupert on the need for a ‘moderate flank’ of which BCAG might well see itself as a part: