The politics of risk

The politics of those at risk is emerging quite quickly. It is manifesting itself as “focus shifts from how to weather individual storms towards identifying causes and advocating for community-wide solutions. The scale of concern shifts from the singular to the systemic.”

The challenges for those in power will become more significant unless they embrace the radical systemic changes required – and historically, those in power have rarely demonstrated such a proclivity – indeed, they generally deflect, dilute, stall and finally, oppose.

#politicsofrisk

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/30/what-500000-americans-hit-by-floods-can-teach-us-about-fighting-climate-change #risk #politics #power

Author: John Salter Consulting Services

John Salter - owner of John Salter Consulting Services - specialising in the facilitation of risk-based capability reviews; needs-based training; business continuity planning; crisis management exercises; and organisational debriefing. Recognised for “preventing disasters, or where that is not possible, reducing the potential for harm” Ref: Barrister H Selby, Inquest Handbook, 1998. Distracted by golf, camping, fishing, reading, red wine, movies and theatre.

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