Sometimes, I get overwhelmed by the number of issues we face today and the lack of real, tangible and implementable solutions. It seems like the more I learn about certain issues, such as climate change, the more overwhelming it can be and the less attainable any solution appears. But, I know that solutions are what is needed — and that they ARE out there. I think this is where the folks behind Solutions Journal are coming from. They saw a real need – a way to showcase ideas to solve the world’s most pressing environmental, social and economic issues.
I don’t know a whole lot about Solutions, but I know there are some heavy-hitters behind it (their editorial board includes Bill McKibben, David Suzuki, Ray Anderson, Gus Speth and Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom). There next issue also sounds particularly interesting and relevant – it’s all about how to get to the 350 target (Bill McKibben’s 350.org can tell you a bit more about what this means and why its important). Pavan Sukhdev, who spoke at WILD9, is one of the many experts contributing to the issue.
Are you an “intellectual grown-up”? “Solutions promises to be a spirited no-holds-barred magazine for intellectual grown-ups who think and want to do at this “all-hands-on-deck” time, humanity’s most important moment ever.” ~ Wes Jackson, President of The Land Institute