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(C)risis - (R)esponse - (T)ransition Model

GCR’s approach to articulating & navigating humanity’s existential predicament is premised on the following: 


Humanity today has enough researched & actionable evidence about existential risks from Global Crisis (GC) manifesting as societal & biospheric collapse


Effective response (Prevention, mitigation, adaptation or prefigure) requires systemic transformation both via Top-down thinking & Bottom-up actions 


Due to the urgent nature of the crisis (climate relevant time-frame), only a swift top-down response will have any desirable effect of averting/managing the ultimate risk 


But without bottom-up consensus (among critical section of world population) on the nature & strategies concerning Crisis-Response-Transition, no Top-down initiative is possible 


Bottom-up action is extremely difficult & hurdle ridden due to 

  • Misinformation (Net zero, 100% Renewable Energy transition, Geoengineering strategy etc.)

  • Disinformation (from merchants of doubt) about crisis framing & sustainability strategies (framing sustainability in terms of carbon pollution (Fossil Fuels) rather than OVERSHOOT of which Climate Change is just one symptom)

  • Information overload & clutter around sustainability 

  • Ostrich-ism (refusing to acknowledge changed realities & adopt sustainable lifestyles)


Overcoming these hurdles require a simplified, constructive & actionable model of communication that helps in effective articulation & de-cluttering of sustainability issues 


GCR is committed to fill this gap by proposing a  Crisis (C)- Response (R)- Transition (T) model and play a catalytic role in this transition process

(C)risis - (R)esponse - (T)ransition Model

GCR’s approach to articulating & navigating humanity’s existential predicament is premised on the following: 


Humanity today has enough researched & actionable evidence about existential risks from Global Crisis (GC) manifesting as societal & biospheric collapse


Effective response (Prevention, mitigation, adaptation or prefigure) requires systemic transformation both via Top-down thinking & Bottom-up actions 


Due to the urgent nature of the crisis (climate relevant time-frame), only a swift top-down response will have any desirable effect of averting/managing the ultimate risk 


But without bottom-up consensus (among critical section of world population) on the nature & strategies concerning Crisis-Response-Transition, no Top-down initiative is possible 


Bottom-up action is extremely difficult & hurdle ridden due to 

  • Misinformation (Net zero, 100% Renewable Energy transition, Geoengineering strategy etc.)

  • Disinformation (from merchants of doubt) about crisis framing & sustainability strategies (framing sustainability in terms of carbon pollution (Fossil Fuels) rather than OVERSHOOT of which Climate Change is just one symptom)

  • Information overload & clutter around sustainability 

  • Ostrich-ism (refusing to acknowledge changed realities & adopt sustainable lifestyles)


Overcoming these hurdles require a simplified, constructive & actionable model of communication that helps in effective articulation & de-cluttering of sustainability issues 


GCR is committed to fill this gap by proposing a  Crisis (C)- Response (R)- Transition (T) model and play a catalytic role in this transition process

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