Manipulating behavioural change for good

8 February 2024

Cascade Institute Polycrisis fellow Megan Shipman recommends a read of recent paper suggesting that massive behavioural and worldview change is needed, in order to meet our climate goals.

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Thoughts on the WEF’s 2024 Global Risks Report

22 January 2024

Thoughts on the World Economic Forum’s 2024 Global Risks Report: An exchange between the Cascade Institute’s Michael Lawrence and Thomas Homer-Dixon. 

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A gathering to address systemic risk

19 January 2024

Three Cascade Institute team members—Michael Lawrence, Megan Shipman, and Scott Janzwood, seen above emulating the institute’s logo — recently traveled to Switzerland to attend the inaugural convening of the Accelerator […]

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The pandemic’s persistence

19 December 2023

One woman’s struggle with long Covid is a reminder to step back from global systems and think about how individuals are affected by the crises we study. We may move past the pandemic, but for many—those still suffering from the havoc it wreaked on their communities, families, and bodies—the damage is enduring.

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Acapulco’s Unending Nightmare

4 December 2023

Embark on an Exploration of Corruption, Catastrophe, and Courage in Mexico In the wake of Hurricane Otis’ devastating strike on Acapulco, the beach paradise found itself thrust into a nightmarish […]

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Geothermal production in Utah’s Renewable Energy Corridor

28 November 2023

Cascade Institute Fellow Rebecca Pearce visited the Utah Renewable Energy Corridor and captured video of drilling at the Fervo production well, featured below. This will be Fervo’s second commercial enhanced […]

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Cascade Institute research associate Kathy Matos is guiding an EV feasibility study for the City of Victoria

17 November 2023

Kathy Matos, a research associate at the Cascade Institute and Royal Roads University Master of Arts in Environment and Management student, is leading a survey to learn what City of […]

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The most important scientific article of the last decade

8 November 2023

The Cascade Institute’s executive director, Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon, on “Global Warming in the Pipeline” by James Hansen et al. “I’ve been talking a lot about this article, which was released […]

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The health sector and fiscal policies of fossil fuels

24 October 2023

Polycrisis fellow Megan Shipman found this commentary from Webb, Hanssen and Marten (2023) advocating for changes in fossil fuel policy to be a good example of how two systems—climate and health—and […]

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Blundell Geothermal Plant

5 October 2023

Rebecca, standing in front of a flash steam well for the Blundell geothermal plant In October 2023, the Cascade Institute’s Ultradeep Geothermal Fellow Rebecca Pearce visited Milford, Utah, home of […]

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