250 Forscher aus aller Welt warnen

Störungen und Zusammenbruch der Gesellschaft drohen

In einem – am 07.12.2020 im Londoner Guardian erschienenen – offenen Brief forderten mehr als 250 Wissenschaftler aus 30 Ländern die politischen Entscheidungsträger auf, sich eingehender mit dem wachsenden Risiko gesellschaftlicher Störungen und Zusammenbrüche aufgrund von Klima- und Umweltschäden zu beschäftigen. Der Brief verlangt, sich darauf zu konzentrieren, wie man solche Störungen verlangsamen, sich darauf vorbereiten und denjenigen helfen kann, die bereits unter solchen Störungen leiden. Die Unterzeichner sind Spezialisten in einer Reihe von mit dieser Herausforderung befassten Themenbereichen, die gemeinsam der Meinung sind, dass es an der Zeit ist, auf wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse über die missliche Lage der Menschheit zu hören.

Fridays4Future-Demo in Berlin – Foto © Gerhard Hofmann für Solarify

“Betreff: Nur wenn wir den Zusammenbruch diskutieren, können wir uns vorbereiten

Als Wissenschaftler und Gelehrte aus aller Welt rufen wir die politischen Entscheidungsträger dazu auf, sich offen mit dem Risiko einer Störung oder gar eines Zusammenbruchs unserer Gesellschaften auseinanderzusetzen. Nachdem es uns fünf Jahre lang nicht gelungen ist, die Kohlenstoffemissionen im Einklang mit dem Pariser Klimaabkommen1 zu reduzieren, müssen wir nun die Konsequenzen tragen.

Während kühne und faire Anstrengungen zur Senkung der Emissionen und zum natürlichen Abbau von Kohlenstoff unerlässlich sind, halten Forscher in vielen Bereichen den gesellschaftlichen Zusammenbruch inzwischen für ein glaubwürdiges Szenario in diesem Jahrhundert2a, 2b. Es gibt eine Reihe von Ansichten über Ort, Ausmaß, Zeitpunkt, Dauer und Ursache solcher Zusammenbrüche; aber die Art und Weise, wie moderne Gesellschaften Mensch und Natur ausbeuten, ist eine gemeinsame Sorge3a,3b.

Nur wenn die politischen Entscheidungsträger beginnen, diese Gefahr eines gesellschaftlichen Zusammenbruchs zu diskutieren, können Gemeinschaften und Nationen beginnen, sich darauf vorzubereiten und so die Wahrscheinlichkeit, die Geschwindigkeit, die Schwere und den Schaden für die Schwächsten und die Natur zu verringern.

Einige Militärs sehen den Kollaps bereits als wichtiges Szenario, das Planung erfordert4a, 4b. Umfragen zeigen, dass viele Menschen inzwischen einen gesellschaftlichen Zusammenbruch erwarten5. Traurigerweise ist das bereits die Erfahrung oder Erinnerung vieler Gemeinschaften im Globalen Süden6. Das Thema wird jedoch in den Medien nicht gut behandelt und ist in der Zivilgesellschaft und der Politik weitgehend nicht gegenwärtig.

Wenn in den Medien über einen möglichen Kollaps berichtet wird, werden in der Regel Personen zitiert, die Diskussionen über das Thema verurteilen. Uninformierte Spekulationen, z. B. über ausländische Fehlinformationskampagnen oder Auswirkungen auf die psychische Gesundheit und Motivation, fördern keine ernsthafte Diskussion7. Vielmehr laufen solche Behauptungen Gefahr, die Tausenden von Aktivisten und kommunale Führungspersonen zu verraten, deren Antizipation des Kollapses Teil ihrer Motivation ist, auf Veränderungen in den Bereichen Klima, Ökologie und soziale Gerechtigkeit zu drängen.

Menschen, denen ökologische und humanitäre Themen am Herzen liegen, sollten nicht davon abgehalten werden, die Risiken einer gesellschaftlichen Störung oder eines Zusammenbruchs zu diskutieren. Das könnte die Gefahr bergen, dass die Agenda von Menschen vorangetrieben wird, die sich weniger für solche Werte einsetzen.

Einige von uns glauben, dass ein Übergang zu einer neuen Gesellschaftsform möglich sein könnte. Das wird mutiges Handeln erfordern, um den Schaden für das Klima, die Natur und andere Menschen zu verringern, einschließlich der Vorbereitung auf größere Störungen des täglichen Lebens. Wir sind uns einig darin, dass die Bemühungen, die Diskussion über den Kollaps zu unterdrücken, die Möglichkeit dieses Übergangs behindern.

Wir haben erlebt, wie emotional herausfordernd es ist, den Schaden zu erkennen, der angerichtet wird, zusammen mit der wachsenden Bedrohung für unsere eigene Lebensweise. Wir kennen auch das große Gefühl der Gemeinschaft, das entstehen kann8. Es ist an der Zeit, einander zu schwierigen Gesprächen einzuladen, damit wir unsere Mitschuld am Schaden reduzieren und kreativ sein können, um das Beste aus einer turbulenten Zukunft zu machen9.

Persönlich unterzeichnet von:

  • Professor Gesa Weyhenmeyer, Uppsala University;
  • Professor Will Steffen, Australian National University;
  • Professor Kai Chan, Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services;
  • Professor Marjolein Visser, Université Libre de Bruxelles;
  • Professor Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights;
  • Professor Yin Paradies, Deakin University;
  • Professor Saskia Sassen, Columbia University;
  • Dr. Ye Tao, Harvard University;
  • Professor Aled Jones, Anglia Ruskin University;
  • Professor Joy Carter, Winchester University;
  • Professor Bobby Banerjee, University of London;
  • Professor Lummina Horlings, University of Groningen;
  • Professor Pritam Singh, University of Oxford;
  • Professor Rupert Read, University of East Anglia;
  • Dr. Peter Kalmus, Climate Scientist;
  • Dr. Malika Virah-Sawmy, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin;
  • Dr. Yves Cochet, Former Minister of the Environment (France;
  • Dr. Marie-Claire Pierret, University of Strasbourg;
  • Dr. Wolfgang Knorr, Lund University; The Very Reverend
  • Dr. Frances Ward, St Michael’s Church;
  • Dr. Alessia Lo Porto-Lefebure, School of Public Health (France;
  • Dr. Emmanuel Prados, INRIA; Dr. Pablo Servigne, Author;
  • Dr. Gail Bradbrook, Extinction Rebellion.

Der zitierte Brief und eine vollständige Liste der Unterzeichner, zum Zeitpunkt der Veröffentlichung am 06.12.2020, folgt unten. In englischer Sprache erschien eine bearbeitete Version des Briefes im Guardian am  07.12.2020. Der Brief wird auch auf Französisch veröffentlicht werden. Gleichgesinnte können den Brief bis Ende 2020 unterzeichnen. Eine endgültige Liste wird im Januar veröffentlicht.

->Quellen:

Alle Unterzeichner (in umgekehrter alphabetischer Reihenfolge, wobei die Organisationen nur zur Information angezeigt werden, da jeder in seiner persönlichen Eigenschaft unterzeichnet):

  • Professor Stephen Zavestoski, Professor of Environmental Studies, University of San Francisco US
  • Dr. Caroline Zaoui, Biotech entrepreneur, Novobiom BE
  • Dr. Sandra Wooltorton, Senior Research Fellow, Nulungu Research Institute CA
  • Professor Jason Wirth, Professor of Philosophy, Seattle University US
  • Dr. David Windt, Physicist, Reflective X-ray Optics LLC US
  • Dr. Sarah Williams, University Lecturer, University of Cumbria UK
  • Dr. Alison Whybrow, Chartered Psychologist, Co-Founder Climate Coaching Alliance, The Vedere Partnership Ltd UK
  • Professor Gesa Weyhenmeyer, Uppsala University SW
  • Dr. Dietmar Weinmann, Physicist, CNRS DE
  • Dr. Martin Weinel, Research Associate, Cardiff University FR
  • Dr. Arthur Weaver, Independent scientist, Independent US
  • Dr. Frances Ward, Anglican Priest in Workington, Church of England UK
  • Professor Mark Wallace, Professor of Religion and Environmental Studies, Swarthmore College US
  • Professor Stephane Vuilleumier, Professor of Environmental Biology and Microbiology, CNRS team leader, Universite de Strasbourg FR
  • Dr. Charlotte von Bulow, Senior Lecturer in Leadership, University of the West of England DK
  • Dr. Linda Vogelsong, Founder, Woven Story Productions US
  • Professor Marjolein Visser, Professor, Universite Libre de Bruxelles BE
  • Dr. Malika Virah-Sawmy, Researcher, Humboldt universidad zu Berlin DE
  • Professor Bruno Villalba, Professeur science politique, AgroParisTech FR
  • Dr. Florence Vieban, Organization of a territorial food resilience, La Ceinture Verte (Green Belt FR)
  • Professor Caroline Verzat, professor, ESCP FR
  • Dr. Nicolas Vereecken, Associate Professor, Chair of Agroecology, Universite libre de Bruxelles (ULB, Belgium BE)
  • Dr. Elizabeth Vander Meer, Research and Policy Manager (climate change and biodiversity, University of Edinburgh UK)
  • Dr. Arnold van Vliet, Biologist, Wageningen University NL
  • Dr. Marieke Van Lichtervelde, Research fellow, University of Toulouse FR
  • Dr. Lenny Van Bussel, Assistant Professor, Wageningen University AT
  • Dr. Robert Turner, Teaching Professor, University of Washington Bothell us
  • Dr. Renaud Toussaint, Researcher in Geophysics, CNRS FR
  • Dr. Balint Toth, Researcher in environmental archaeology, Paris-Sorbonne University SE
  • Dr. Amber Tomas, Statistical consultant, Amber Tomas Statistical Consultancy AU
  • Dr. Wanchat Theeranaew, Researcher in Medical Signal Processing, Case Western Reserve University US
  • Dr. Laure Teulieres, Lecturer in history, Toulouse Jean Jaures University (France FR)
  • Dr. Ye Tao, Rowland Fellow, Rowland Institute at Harvard US
  • Dr. Mark Swoiskin, MD, UCSF us
  • Dr. Kate Swindells, Community Activist, HEART Community Group UK
  • Professor Cedric Sueur, Professor, Universite de Strasbourg FR
  • Dr. Ian Sturrock, Senior Lecturer, Teesside University UK
  • Dr. Peter Sturm, Senior Researcher, Inria, France FR
  • Dr. Giovanni Strona, Associate Professor in Ecological Data Science, University of Helsinki FI
  • Professor Donald Strauss, Founding Chair, Urban Sustainability Department, Antioch University Los Angeles US
  • Dr. Iain Stewart, Director, Sustainable Earth Institute, University of Plymouth UK
  • Dr. Victoria Stevens, Retired protected areas ecologist, BC Parks CA
  • Dr. Melissa Sterry, Design Scientist, Complex Systems Theorist, Bioratorium FR
  • Professor Stephen Sterling, Emeritus Professor of Sustainability Education, University of Plymouth UK
  • Professor Will Steffen, Earth System scientist, Australian National University (Emeritus Professor AU)
  • Dr. Milena Stefanovic, Programme Manager, European Fund for the Balkans RS
  • Dr. Ashley South, Author, researcher and consultant., Chiang Mai University TH
  • Dr. Isabelle Soraru, Researcher, Universite de Strasbourg FR
  • Professor Michael Smith, Professor of History and Environmental Humanities, Ithaca College US
  • Professor Pritam Singh, University of Oxford, UK & IN
  • Dr. Amanda Shuman, Researcher and lecturer, University of Freiburg DE
  • Dr. Candida Shinn, Ecotoxicologist, Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre (Portugal PT)
  • Professor Orrin Shindell, Professor, Trinity University US
  • Dr. David Sheeren, Associate Professor, Toulouse INP-ENSAT FR
  • Dr. Pablo Servigne, Author and speaker, Independent FR
  • Dr. Isabelle Schurch, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Bern CH
  • Professor Pierre Yves Schobbens, Professor, University of Namur BE
  • Professor Saskia Sassen, Professor, Columbia University US
  • Dr. Thibault Sana, Researcher, INRAE FR
  • Professor Geoffrey Samuel, Emeritus Professor, Cardiff University UK
  • Dr. Joyce Salvage, Retired, National-Louis University (retired US)
  • Dr. Daniel Ruiz, Affiliate Researcher, SSSUP IT
  • Professor Shawn Rosenheim, Professor of English, Williams College US
  • Dr. Peter Roopnarine, Curator, California Academy of Sciences US
  • Dr. Laura Roop, Assistant Professor of Practice, Education, University of Pittsburgh US
  • Dr. Estienne Rodary, Directeur de recherche, Institut de recherche pour le developpement (IRD FR
  • Dr. Xavier Ricard Lanata, Senior Advisor, Directorate of Treasury, Ministry of Economy and Finance, France FR
  • Professor William Rees, Professor Emeritus (human ecology, ecological economics, University of British Columbia CA)
  • Professor Rupert Read, Professor, University of East Anglia UK
  • Dr. Terry Rankin, Activist, Retired US
  • Dr. Francis Putz, Researcher/teacher, University of Florida US
  • Dr. Marion Princaud, Founder of Waste Hunter, Waste Hunter FR
  • Dr. Sally Prebble, PhD Clinical Psychology, University of Auckland NZ
  • Dr. Emmanuel Prados, Head of the INRIA research team STEEP, INRIA FR
  • Dr. Igor Polskiy, Board member, GEN-Russia RU
  • Dr. Max Pinsard, Manager, Low-tech Lab Montreal CA
  • Dr. Marie-Claire Pierret, Researcher in geosciences, University of Strasbourg FR
  • Dr. Clifford Pickett, Jr., Molecular Biologist, Swarthmore US
  • Professor Claire Petitmengin, Professor, Mines Telecom Institute, Paris FR
  • Professor Christopher Peet, Professor of Psychology, The King’s University, Edmonton, AB, Canada CA
  • Professor Sylvain Payraudeau, Professor, ENGEES, Strasbourg, France FR
  • Professor Yin Paradies, Professor of Race Relations, Deakin University au
  • Dr. Lilli Papaloizos, Lecturer, University of Basel Switzerland FR
  • Dr. Geremy Panthou, Lecturer/Researcher. Fields: Climatology/hydrology, Universite Grenoble Alpes FR
  • Dr. Michael Ortega, Research Engineer, CNRS FR
  • Dr. Sarah Ollier, Researcher, Loughborough university UK
  • Dr. Magali Ollagnier-Beldame, Researcher, CNRS FR
  • Dr. Timothee Nicolas, Researcher, CNRS FR
  • Professor Vinh-Kim Nguyen, Professor, Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies Geneva CH
  • Professor Marie Wilson Nelson, Professor Emerita, Integrated Studies in Teaching, Technology & Inquiry, National Louis University US
  • Dr. Chris Murray, Emeritus Staff Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, USA US
  • Dr. David F Murphy, Academic Lead, Initiative for Leadership & Sustainability (IFLAS, University of Cumbria UK)
  • Dr. Anne Munro-Kua, Cheras, AMK Transformations MY
  • Dr. Tadzio Mueller, Climate Justice Analyst, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung DE
  • Dr. Susanne Moser, Director, Susanne Moser Research & Consulting US
  • Professor Andy Morse, Professor of Climate Impacts, University of Liverpool UK
  • Professor Bronwen Morgan, Professor of Law, UNSW Sydney AU
  • Professor Paul Morgan, Professor, West Chester University of Pennsylvania US
  • Dr. Patricia Morgan, Research Associate, UNSW AU
  • Dr. Claude Monteil, Teacher-researcher, University of Toulouse, France FR
  • Dr. Lauren Mohn, Visiting Assistant Professor, Swarthmore College US
  • Dr. Michelle Merrill, Founder and community organizer, Novasutras US
  • Professor Dominique Meda, Full Professor, University Paris Dauphine-PSL FR
  • Dr. Josie McLean, Principal and Founder, The Partnership Pty Ltd AU
  • Professor Ben McCall, Professor of Sustainability, University of Dayton US
  • Dr. Aimee Maxwell, Psychologist, Deep Adaptation AU
  • Dr. Emilie Mathieu, Postdoctoral researcher, CNRS FR
  • Dr. Andrew Mathewson, Biologist, University of Washington US
  • Dr. Stephen Martin, Visiting Professor in Learning for Sustainability, University of the West of England Bristol UK
  • Dr. Fran Martin, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Exeter uk
  • Professoer Laurie Marrauld, Professor Assistant in digital and resilient health management, EHESP FR
  • Dr. Elise Marquis, Marine Environmental Consultant, Freelance FR
  • Dr. Philippe Marquet, Associate professor, University de Lille FR
  • Dr. Clemence Marque, Pharmacist (PharmD, Adrastia FR)
  • Dr. David Mark Welch, Senior Scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory US
  • Dr. Lara Mani, Research Associate, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, University of Cambridge FR
  • Dr. Stefano Mammola, Researcher, Finnish Museum of Natural History FI
  • Dr. Irene Malvestio, Postdoc, Universitat de Barcelona IT
  • Dr. Christian Mahieu, Researcher, ANIS-Catalyst FR
  • Professor Thomas Love, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Linfield University US
  • Dr. Pascal Lorance, Scientist, Ifremer FR
  • Dr. Jonathan Logan, Climate Strategist, Futurist, Attorney, National Mobilizer, Extinction Rebellion America (USA US
  • Dr. Sabahat Lodhi, Teacher, Head of Science, BBIS DE
  • Dr. Alessia Lo Porto – Lefebure, Dean for Academic Affairs, EHESP -French School of Public Health FR
  • Dr. Vicki Little, Scholar, educator, Monash University Malaysia MY
  • Dr. Evelin Lindner, Founding President, Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies NO
  • Dr. Joel Levey, Founder, Wisdom at Work US
  • Researcher Nolwenn Lesparre, Researcher, CNRS FR
  • Dr. Cathy Lemer, Coach et Chef d’entreprise, Elevatio FR
  • Dr. Jorge Leandro Rosa, Researcher and writer, Institute of Philosophy, University of Porto PT
  • Professor Eva Lantsoght, Professor, Universidad San Francisco de Quito NL
  • Dr. Auriane Lamine, Associate Professor of Labour Law, Universite catholique de Louvain AT
  • Dr. Daniel Lacour, Physicist, CNRS FR
  • Dr. Marc Lachieze-rey, Research director (retired, CNRS FR)
  • Dr. Wolfgang Knorr, Research Scientist in Climate Change, Lund University GR
  • Dr. Peter Kindfield, Founder and Lead Teacher, Hilltop Education Connections US
  • Dr. Adrian Kendry, Visiting Professor of Economics, Security and Peacebuilding, University of Winchester UK
  • Professor Sean Kelly, Professor and author, California Institute of Integral Studies US
  • Dr. Tom Kelly, Executive Director, UNH Sustainability Institute US
  • Dr. Minna Kanerva, Senior researcher in sustainability science, University of Bremen DE
  • Dr. Peter Kalmus, Climate scientist, Various US
  • Dr. Mike Joy, Senior researcher/ecologist, Victoria University HK
  • Professor Aled Jones, Professor, Anglia Ruskin University UK
  • Dr. Clara Jodry, Associate professor, UNISTRA AZ
  • Professor Robert Jensen, Emeritus Professor, University of Texas at Austin, USA US
  • Dr. Nico Jenkins, Asst Professor of Philosophy and Critical theory, Maine College of Art US
  • Dr. Jamilia Jeenbaeva, Founder, senior expert, Dialecticon Climate, ELEK Dilgir (Ecological Lectoria KG
  • Professor Sophie Javerzat, Professor of Genetics, University of Bordeaux FR
  • Dr. Francois Jarrige, Historian, Universite de Bourgogne FR
  • Dr. Wes Jackson, President Emeritus, The Land Institute US
  • Professor Ruth Irwin, Professor of Education, RMIT University AU
  • Dr. Gwenael Imfeld, Citizen and researcher in biogeochemistry, research director at CNRS, CNRS FR
  • Dr. Justine A Huxley, London, St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace UK
  • Dr. Jean-Michel Hupe, Researcher in political ecology, CNRS IT
  • Dr. Jean-Michel Huctin, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Unversity of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines FR
  • Professor Laurent Houssiau, Professor in physics, University of Namur BE
  • Professor Lummina Horlings, Professor Socio-Spatial Planning, University of Groningen, The Netherlands NL
  • Professor Mark Hixon, Hsiao Endowed Professor of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii US
  • Professor Krista Hiser, Professor, University of Hawaii System US
  • Professor Stuart Hill, Personal, Western Sydney University AU
  • Professor Bertrand Hespel, Professor, University of Namur BE
  • Professor Ruben Heleno, Professor, University of Coimbra, Portugal PT
  • Dr. Stepanie Heil, Engineer, Linkoping University, Sweden SE
  • Dr. Juan Jesus Haro Mora, Review Analyst in Genetics, None US
  • Dr. Yves Handrich, Researcher, The National Centre for Scientific Research (France, FR)
  • Dr. Caspar Hallmann, Research, Radboud University NL
  • Professor Laurie Guimond, Geography Professor, Universite du Quebec – Montreal CA
  • Dr. Nicolas Gratiot, Senior scientist, Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement, France FR
  • Dr. Elena Granda, Researcher, University of Alcala ES
  • Professor Pierre-Henri Gouyon, Full Professor, Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle FR
  • Dr. Alain Girault, Researcher, INRIA FR
  • Professor Gael Giraud, Professor, Georgetown university FR
  • Professor Richard Gill, Emeritus professor of mathematical statistics, Mathematical Institute, Leiden University NL
  • Dr. Marie Gevers, Researcher, Universite de Namur BE
  • Professor Tim Garrett, Professor, University of Utah US
  • Dr. Tomasz Ganicz, Assistant Professor, Technical Univeristy of Lodz PL
  • Dr. Katy Fox, Ecosocial Designer, Mycelium Design BE
  • Professor John Foran, Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies, UCSB US
  • Dr. Gwen Fischer, Volunteer, Deep Adaptation Forum US
  • Professor Tina Fields, Professor of Ecopsychology, Naropa University US
  • Professor Isabelle Ferreras, Professor, University of Louvain AT
  • Dr. Serge Fenet, Maitre de conferences, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1 FR
  • Dr. Stephane Faure, Post-doc, CNRS – LPCNO FR
  • Dr. Louise Farquharson, Assistant Research Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks US
  • Dr. Sherry Falsetti, Clinical Psychologist, Enlighten Mind Body Wellness LLC US
  • Professor Carr Everbach, Chair of Environmental Studies; Engineering Professor, Swarthmore College US
  • Professor Susan Empson, Professor, University of Missouri US
  • Dr. Scott Elrod, Associate Director of Licensing, Stanford University US
  • Professor Jane Elliott, Professor of Sociology, University of Exeter UK
  • Dr. Hans Eickhoff, Investigator, Degrowth Network Portugal PT
  • Dr. Natalia Eernstman, Senior lecturer, Plymouth College of Art UK
  • Dr. Edina Eberhardt-Toth, Enseignante-chercheure en finance et gouvernance socialement responsables, ICN Business School NL
  • Dr. Sophie Eberhardt, Researcher, Lepac FR
  • Professor Denis Dupre, Professor of ethics and finance, Grenoble Alpes University FR
  • Professor Marc Dufumier, Emeritus Professor, AgroParisTech FR
  • Dr. Fae Dremock, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Ithaca College US
  • Dr. Elizabeth Downing, Climate educator, Awakening Wisdom Yoga and Meditation US
  • Dr. Gregory Derville, Maitre de conference, Science politique, Universite de Lille FR
  • Professor Nicolas Dendoncker, Professor of Geography, University of Namur BE
  • Dr. Laurence Delattre, Assistant Professor, University of Lille FR
  • Professor Olivier De Schutter, Former UN Special Rapporteur on Right to Food, UCLouvain IE
  • Dr. Gabriel Davies, Research Associate, Durham University NI
  • Professor Hamish Cunningham, Professor, University of Sheffield UK
  • Dr. Elspeth Crawford, Retired lecturer, University of Edinburgh UK
  • Dr. Bruno Corbara, Maitre de Conferences Ecologie/Ethologie, Universite Clermont Auvergne FR
  • Dr. Claire Collot, Neurobiologiste, Industrie pharmaceutique FR
  • Dr. Yves Cochet, Former Minister of the Environment (France, Institut Momentum FR
  • Dr. Floriane Clement, Research Fellow, INRAE FR
  • Dr. Humphrey Chris, Senior Scientist, ETH Zurich Center for Development and Cooperation CH
  • Dr. Francis Chopin, Lecturer in Structural Geology and Igneous Petrology, University of Strasbourg Fr
  • Professor Mariana Chilton, Professor & Director, Center for Hunger-Free Communities, Drexel University US
  • Dr. Mark Chater, Independent writer and researcher on education, Independent UK
  • Dr. Mark Charlesworth, Programme Leader – Geography, Bishop Grosseteste University UK
  • Dr. Ian Chapman, Senior Lecturer in Business and Sustainability, University of Cumbria UK
  • Dr. Gauthier Chapelle, Independent researcher, GIRAF BE
  • Dr. Kai Chan, Vancouver, UBC CA
  • Dr. Tobit Caudwell, Teacher, Universite de Bourgogne FR
  • Professor Alexis Catanzaro, Professor in Management and Entrepreneurship, University Jean Monnet FR
  • Professor Joy Carter, Vice Chancellor and Professor, Winchester University UK
  • Professor Julian Carrey, Professor in Physics, INSA Toulouse FR
  • Dr. Hedy Bryant, Facilitator and educator for living systems informed practice., HARK Facilitation Services AU
  • Professor Jason Brownlee, Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin US
  • Dr. Lajos Brons, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Lakeland University Japan JP
  • Dr. Clare Breteau, Post-doctoral researcher, Universite de Caen FR
  • Dr. Ann Braun, Independent consultant, Development Evaluation | Monitoring & Evaluation Support NZ
  • Dr. Elizabeth Bragg, Ecopsychologist, Sustainable Futures Australia AU
  • Dr. Martin Bowen, Physics Research Director, CNRS FR
  • Dr. Dalila Bovet, Ethologist, Universite Paris Nanterre FR
  • Professor Dominique Bourg, Honorary Professor, University of Lausanne CH
  • Dr. Charles-Andre Bost, Director of Research-Senior Scientist in environmental sciences, CNRS FR
  • Dr. Frederic Boone, Researcher in astrophysics, Institut de recherche en astrophysique et planetologie (IRAP FR
  • Professor Betsy Bolton, Professor, English Literature and Environmental Studies, Swarthmore College US
  • Professor Blaise Boles, Professor, Kirkwood College US
  • Dr. Sebastien Bohler, Editor in chief, Pour la Science FR
  • Dr. Jennifer Bissonnette, Interim Director, Nature Lab, Rhode Island School of Design US
  • Dr. Adrien Biassin, Researcher, LUMIA FR
  • Professor Martine Benoit, Professor, Universite de Lille FR
  • Professor Jem Bendell, Professor, University of Cumbria UK
  • Dr. Benjamin Belfort, Assistant professor, Strasbourg University FR
  • Professor Aurelien Barrau, Professor of astrophysics, Universite Grenoble-Alpes FR
  • Dr. Phoebe Barnard, Affiliate Professor, University of Washington US
  • Professor Ugo Bardi, Professor, University of Florence IT
  • Professor Bobby Banerjee, Professor, City University of London UK
  • Dr. Carolyn Baker, Author, Life and Leadership Coach, Carolyn Baker Education Services US
  • Dr. Genevieve Azam, Economist, Jean Jaures University, Toulouse, France FR
  • Dr. Adele Aubrey, Partnerships and Programmes Manager, University of Manchester UK
  • Dr. Grete Arro, researcher, Tallinn University EE
  • Dr. Alexandra-Ellen Appel, Activist, Greenpeace US
  • Dr. Kelly Anthony, Teaching Professor in Public Health, University of Waterloo CA
  • Professor Ira Allen, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Northern Arizona University US
  • Dr. Elena Albrecht, Plant researcher, Private FR
  • Dr. Michael Albert, Lecturer, SOAS University of London UK
  • Professor John Adams, Emeritus Professor of Organizational Systems, Saybrook University US

Fußnoten im Brief

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2a Science Alert (2020) Scientists Warn Multiple Overlapping Crises Could Trigger ‘Global Systemic Collapse’ (sciencealert.com)
2b Kalmus, P. (2020 With global heating, expect inferno seasons in the American West, https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-09-12/climate-change-wildfires-california-oregon-heat
3a Servigne, P. and R. Stevens (2020) “How Everything can collapse. A Manual for our Times, Polity Books, London.
3b Andreotti V. et al (2020) Preparing for the end of the world as we know it | openDemocracy
4a Vice (2020) British Military Prepares for Climate-Fueled Resource Shortages (vice.com)
4b Vox (2020) How the Pentagon plans for climate change – Vox
5 Cassely, J.-L. and Fourquet, J. (2020). La France?: Patrie de la collapsologie??. [online] Fondation Jean Jaures. Available at: https://bit.ly/37jzvOv .For a press dispatch in English, see https://bit.ly/2XKNWaU
6 The Guardian (2020) Climate crisis leaving 2 million people a week needing aid – Red Cross | Environment | The Guardian
7 The Guardian (2020), Meet the doomers: why some young US voters have given up hope on climate | Environment | The Guardian
8 Bendell, J. and D. Cave (2020) Does anticipating societal collapse motivate pro-social behaviours? (iflas.blogspot.com)
9 Carr, K. and J. Bendell (2020) Facilitation for Deep Adaptation: enabling loving conversations about our predicament – Insight (cumbria.ac.uk)