Climate and Your Career

Vic Ward
Checking Out the Future
4 min readJan 7, 2019

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Photo by Ana Filipa Neves on Unsplash

When people write about the effect of long range trends on work, most don’t include climate change. This trend will have a very significant impact. Think about how you make a living. Just thinking about drought.

Wikipedia says…

Drought affect food production and human society, so they are considered a disaster, of natural, supernatural or human cause (which itself could be supernatural causes, malediction, sin, …). It is among the earliest documented climatic events, present in the Epic of Gilgamesh and tied to the Biblical story of Joseph’s arrival in and the later Exodus from Ancient Egypt.[6] Hunter-gatherer migrations in 9,500 BC Chile have been linked to the phenomenon,[7] as has the exodus of early humans out of Africa and into the rest of the world around 135,000 years ago.[8].

Photo by Fabien Bazanegue on Unsplash

Does the sign above help you get out of the desert? It’s not even visible to the driver on the road. At least we see it coming.

Does your living depend on relatively slow climate change, or no climate change

  1. Could your career benefit initially from this trend?

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Vic Ward
Checking Out the Future

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