Crisis management lessons from monkeys
Humans are the most adaptable species, but we still have a lot to learn
Monkeys have something to teach us about coping with what’s ahead. (Photo by Andre Mouton from Pexels)
In case you haven’t kept up with latest reports on the many ways in which we are doomed, please note that scientists have just warned that a mammoth Antarctic ice shelf could shatter in as little as three years, speeding the melt of the Thwaites Glacier and thus the rise of sea levels that could displace tens of millions of people and destroy waterfront property worth trillions of dollars.1
That news emerged this week, only two days after unseasonably powerful tornadoes swept across six states, leaving scores of people dead and devastating entire communities. One tornado tore through rural and suburban areas alike for 227 miles. As a former resident of America’s Tornado Alley, I can tell you that twisters almost never stay on the ground that long, and you certainly don’t expect them near Christmastime. The governor of Kentucky said it was the worst storm in his state’s history.
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