What’s a polycrisis? We’re in one, and greed and power are undoubtedly worsening it, but our knowledge remains poor. Experts know a lot about individual risks and crises, but not how they interact.
Crises are no longer something to fix but situations to manage.
Hijab controversy in Nigeria’s public schools has further exposed how religion has polarised Africa’s most populous nation.
Inspirational and brave, the Ukrainian president exhibits all seven ‘virtues’ of effective crisis leadership.
Their social media feeds contain images of tanks, bombs and war-style propaganda. Here’s how to help them navigate social media ‘news’ content about war, while minimising any distress.
Every agricultural role-player is keeping an eye on the developments in the Black Sea region.
A physician-bioethicist reflects on how health professionals are yet again facing painful reminders of the early months of the pandemic.
Scientists can be asked to help find solutions during disasters. A study of how archaeologists worked on the problem of looting during the Syrian war offers lessons for science done during crisis.
It may seem strange to seek humour in the face of disaster, but our need to do so is ancient.
Clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria have their roots in history and an overriding arc of insecurity, but new challenges are contributing to the problem.
States and hospitals are starting to declare ‘crisis standards of care’ as the pandemic floods their ERs. The orders have consequences – both good and bad, as a medical ethicist explains.
No news isn’t necessarily good news. News is powerful, and helps us to stay connected and informed. But it’s important we regulate our news consumption - particularly during times of crisis.
Research shows victims of past tragedies take their memories into the next challenge.
As someone who researches and teaches leadership, I’d argue New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is giving most Western politicians a masterclass in crisis leadership.
The coronavirus pandemic alters who we are, writes a psychologist. It affects how we think, how we relate to others and what we value.
The UK is on the tipping point of a humanitarian emergency. To tackle this the government must now give more money to local authorities.
Despite the nihilism and pessimism of internet memes, people ultimately understand the direness of the danger posed by a powerful virus, climate change and global instability.
In the week ending February 28, leading stock markets around the world faced their worst week since the financial crisis of 2008. And things could get worse.
Indigenous children are admitted to out-of-home care at 11 times the rate for non-Indigenous children. The lack of safe housing for mothers fleeing family violence is a key factor.
We spoke at length with a series of self-identified preppers. It became clear that most aren’t so out of the ordinary.