Deep adaptationは「深い適応策」って意味で、私たちの社会は持続不可能で、効果的な対策（すぐゼロカーボンなど）は取れていないから、数十年（数年？？？）以内に崩壊するしかない、という、「崩壊から生き残る人はよりいい社会を作れるように」の社会活動の動きです。今年本は出版されて、編集者のJem Bendellさんとのインタビューを英語にまとめて、XR日本の週一回のZoomで行う話し合いで日本語に訳させていただきました。
A framework for the navigating the disruption and even collapse that is coming because of environmental breakdown
Ethos: open-hearted open-minded framework for exploring ideas Resilience – what do we what to keep Relinquish – what can we let go of Restoration – what can we bring back Reconciliation – what can we make peace with as we face our common mortality
Naomi Osaka Is Part of a Larger War Within Sports: who should make the rules? And how much power do athletes have to protect themselves?
June 2, 2021
Congratulations, tennis. You’ve won neither the battle nor the war with Naomi Osaka, but you have just bullied one of the biggest stars in your sport into quitting a major tournament that could use the publicity she would have brought to it.
‘By reducing your “sleep window”, you’re raising the stakes, giving your powers of sleep a real challenge, which brings out the best in them’
Recently, I decided to try to deal with a bout of insomnia by deliberately getting even less sleep. If this strikes you as absurd, I can only reply that it’s no more absurd than what most insomniacs do instead: lie awake in bed for hours every night, getting more wakeful the harder they try to drop off, while ruminating on horrifying existential truths.
“There was outrage around the world when 1,134 people died in the devastating Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh on April 24th, 2013. Horrific images showed bodies being pulled from the rubble following the collapse of an eight-story garment factory complex in Dhaka as desperate families stood by, waiting for news about their loved ones. “
Eight years on, garment workers are still losing their lives while making our clothes: – In November 2020, 12 people were killed in an explosion at a garment factory in Gujarat, India. – In March this year, 20 people were killed and dozens left injured after a fire… in Cairo, Egypt, – a further eight killed and 29 injured when a 10-storey building collapsed in the same city later that month. – Meanwhile, in Gazipur, Bangladesh, one person died and another 42 workers were left injured following a factory fire.
“All the things that could prolong the COVID-19 pandemic — that could make this virus a part of our lives longer than anyone wants — are playing out right in front of our eyes.”
– Although the pace of vaccinations is still strong, there’s a growing fear that it’s about to slow down. – Right now, the U.S. is still making fantastic progress on vaccinations…but… variants of the virus [are] causing new outbreaks and infect[ing] more children – The more widely a virus can spread, the more opportunities it has to mutate. If[ [we] don’t vaccinate a sufficient percentage of the population….then even years into the future, we could be living through more new variants — some of which might be more deadly, some of which might be more resistant to vaccines, some of which might be more dangerous for certain specific populations. The bottom line: This darker future is preventable, and our abundant supply of highly effective vaccines is the way to prevent it. The more people get vaccinated now, the smaller the role COVID-19 is likely to play in the rest of our lives.