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This response to the IPCC Working Group 1 contribution to the 6th Assessment Report is presented by the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University, co-authored by Peter Schlosser, Manfred Laubichler, Jason Franz, Joni Adamson, Michael Barton, Steven Beschloss, Nina Berman, Gary Dirks, Juilianna Gwiszcz, Christopher Wharton…


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By Peter Schlosser, Steven Beschloss, Clea Edwards and Jason Franz

When Jason Franz headed east from Phoenix on February 13, he didn’t plan on providing a first-person account of the catastrophic winter storm that struck Texas. He thought he was just driving his teenage son from Arizona to Texas for…


By Steven Beschloss and Peter Schlosser

San Francisco on September 9, 2020. Photo by By hkalkan (Shutterstock)

This past week in San Francisco, mid-morning, the city was enveloped in darkness, the sky dark orange, the air smoky and acrid. The images reminded some people of Mars, but it was assuredly planet Earth. …


Written by the Human Economies Working Group at the ASU Global Futures Laboratory

An informal market place near Ellis Bridge on the bank of river Sabarmati. This bazaar takes place every Sunday. Photo by Pranav Gandhi

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the informal ways in which people often self-organize to meet their basic needs in the wake of a disaster. Take, for example, the predicament of the healthcare worker, who must go to…


Watching American repression, 31 years after witnessing Tiananmen Square

Moments of protest, 31 years apart.

By Craig Calhoun, on behalf of the ASU Global Futures Laboratory

On this anniversary of the Tiananmen Square repression in China, it is a shock to see something similar happening in the US. But it really shouldn’t be.

On June 4…


This article is presented by the Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University, co-authored by Sander van der Leeuw, Manfred Laubichler, and Peter Schlosser

“Indeed, as he heard the cries of delight rising from the city, Rieux remembered that this delight was always threatened. For he knew what this joyous…


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This article is presented by the Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University, co-authored by Peter Schlosser, Steven Beschloss, Clea Edwards, Nina Berman, Manfred Laubichler, Sander van der Leeuw and Jason Franz

If the 50th anniversary of Earth Day was shaping up to be a celebration, indeed an inspiring reflection…


This article is presented by the Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University, co-authored by Peter Schlosser, Manfred Laubichler, Clea Edwards, Steven Beschloss, Nina Berman, Sander van der Leeuw, Joni Adamson, Michael Barton, Mark Bernstein, Shauna BurnSilver, Gary Dirks, Jason Franz, Nico M. Franz, Nancy B. …


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By Peter Schlosser, Clea Edwards, Steven Beschloss, Nina Berman and Upmanu Lall

The images look like a war zone: deep red skies, families and wildlife fleeing to the sea, warship rescues, children with makeshift face masks, incinerated bodies of animals unable to escape — death and destruction. Australia is still…


By Peter Schlosser, Stephanie Pfirman, Clea Edwards, Nina Berman, Steven Beschloss, Rolf Halden and Manfred Laubichler

Life systems on Earth are complex and interconnected in sometimes surprising ways. …

Arizona State University Global Futures Laboratory

Designing and shaping a future in which Earth will thrive.

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