Note — May 22, 2022

No.220 Shorts

How the planet became the prime political entity of our century More of a historical run-through of how our thinking on planetarity has evolved than on specifically ‘planet as a political entity,’ yet useful context for that line of inquiry. “With the planet emerging as this century’s prime political object, understanding its history can help us recognise how the planetary, despite its seemingly unequivocal nature, carries a politics of its own.”

Five things I’ve learnt about horizon scanning From the fifth thing, “practice matters:” “Be curious about change. Embrace anomalies and outliers. Hold exploratory views, but loosely. Use tools that make you think differently. Look for patterns rather than timescales.”