The STEEP IMPACTS OF GLOBAL BOILING
Starting in 2018, Neville Christie and his Dream Team argued, using various platforms, that this decade would be one of 40 tsunami-like events. These disruptions would transform our local, national, and global Social, Technological, Ecological, Economic and Political [STEEP] environments – with global warming being one of the biggest catalysts.
Here, below, are just a few EXAMPLES OF IMPACTS, consequences, and human responses related to global boiling. A chastening exercise is for you to create your own STEEP chart for all the other “tsunamis” now occurring. Events such as War in Ukraine, USA-China power conflicts, USA becoming the Divided States of America, Mass Migration, Pandemics…
Massive reinvestment and transformation
Now the STEEP Renaissance Dream Team maintains we have entered a period of massive reinvestment of ourselves, our relationships, our businesses, and our global STEEP infrastructures – based on 12 core new iterative steps or imperatives. [See New Game Plan].
The end goal is to create a new STEEP Renaissance that enfolds the emerging 4th and 5th Industrial Revolutions and Artificial Intelligences in its many forms.
A few of the impacts of global boiling
Health issuesDisplacement of communitiesHeat-related deathsMigration and conflictClimate refugeesMental health impactsFood security issuesSocial activismCultural changesStrain on social servicesEnvironmental justice concernsIncreased social inequalityDisruption of traditional livelihoodsStruggles over water resourcesLoss of cultural heritageChanges in community dynamicsDisproportionate impacts on vulnerable groupsSocial innovation for resilienceStrain on healthcare systemsLoss of cultural diversity
Transition to renewable energyCarbon capture technologiesEnergy-efficient technologiesSmart gridsElectric vehiclesGreen infrastructureData analytics for sustainabilityCarbon footprint trackingClimate-friendly architectureHydrogen technologyAI for climate modellingGrid-scale energy storageDecentralized energy systemsAdvanced weather predictionBlockchain for supply chain transparency3D printing for sustainable constructionSmart appliances and energy managementGeoengineering solutionsSpace-based solar powerInternet of Things (IoT) for resource management
Biodiversity lossOcean acidificationDeforestationCoral bleachingMelting glaciersSpecies extinctionSea level riseWildfire frequencyErosion of coastlinesDisruption of ecosystemsHabitat lossGlacier retreatAltered migration patternsImpact on pollinatorsIncreased invasive speciesChanges in ocean currentsLoss of wetlandsDisruption of aquatic ecosystemsShifts in migratory bird patternsNegative impact on soil qualityisher
Economic inequalityResource scarcityJob creationMarket shiftsCarbon pricingDisruption of industriesImpact on tourismGreen jobsInvestment in renewablesChanges in consumer behaviourTechnological innovationShifts in market demandCarbon market growthAdaptation financingGreen bondsCircular economy growthCarbon-neutral business initiativesCarbon market developmentGreen technology exportsFossil fuel divestment
International climate agreementsClimate change policiesLobbying and advocacyEnvironmental regulationsGovernment subsidiesClimate adaptation plansRenewable energy incentivesInternational cooperationCarbon trading systemsClimate diplomacyPublic awareness campaignsClimate-focused NGOsInternational climate summitsPolicy advocacy groupsDiplomatic negotiationsNational emissions targetsBilateral and multilateral agreementsClimate-related trade policiesClimate-related litigationClimate resilience funding