Therefore, the golden principle to be at peace with these irritants in your life is simple: Simplify it.
Climate Change, as an extension or corollary Energy Transitions, is undoubtedly one of the most critical issues that merit urgent and serious attention from policymakers, scientists, and governments across the globe. However, before looking for solutions, it is equally important to define and frame the problem in the most realistic and unbiased way to ensure the holistic nature of the solution(s).
Complexity arises from permutations, and to achieve long-term goals, it is often necessary to determine which permutations are both achievable and desirable.
A few months ago, Pakistan also faced one of the worst heatwaves in the world, with at one stage, the top 5 of the ten hottest places on earth were in Pakistan.
The world is becoming increasingly complex – as highlighted in my first article here – but the concern isn’t only about being complex. Considering the ever-increasing speed of the state of complexity, we have entered the age of polycrisis.
International trade grew to a record $28.5 trillion in 2021, according to an estimate by UNCTAD – a 25 percent increase from 2020. Recently, Covid-19 Stop-and-Go maneuvers have highlighted the difficulties that modern ports face. It includes handling an overwhelming amount of goods, their corresponding paperwork, and other administrative tasks, congestion, delays, no coordination between terminal operators, and most importantly, the dependency on manpower. In addition to these, environmental issues have taken the front seat.
The definition of a BS job is that the person doing it feels that their contribution to society is meaningless and in a way even harms it
Fractals are all around us. Nature has used them in its design. One can see fractal patterns in trees, coastlines, mountains, snowflakes, hurricanes, and neurons. They are essentially never-ending patterns. They are a paradox as they nature is highly complex yet they are created by a simple process.
Europe is facing one of the worst droughts in recent history. More than 60 percent of the EU and UK are trying to fight this climatic event, the effects of which are far-reaching.
If you look around your room, chances are that most of the things there travelled at some stage in a truck. Trucks are responsible for moving around 70 percent in the U.S. and it employs 7 million people, fifty percent of which are drivers. While technology has been improving lives in every field but the jobs of truck drivers still remain very tough. According to one estimate, some truckers walk about 3000 miles every week. However, like everything else, technology is set to alter the future of this industry. I will try to explain briefly how.