"After the horrors of the last bushfire season, climate action in
Australia seemed to have new momentum. But then coronavirus struck. All
of a sudden, the public was preoccupied by a different catastrophe.
But one positive has emerged from the devastation wrought by
coronavirus: our ability to radically shift social and economic systems
when needed. It shows real action on climate change /is/ possible, and
should encourage us to work towards that even as we stay at home.
I must note here that for some people right now, the focus is on simply
surviving. Increased domestic violence risk, housing insecurity,
unemployment, mental health issues and other forms of marginalisation
means many have little energy for activism.
But for those of us with time and resources to spare, there’s plenty to
do now to support climate action. My research focuses on how people
around the world use digital technologies to create change. So here are
five ways to make a difference without necessarily leaving the house."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics