The future, a world of change
Our future is a challenge as well as a new exploration: our living conditions are changing and will be increasingly transformed by three concomitant phenomena:
Climate change, whose increasingly rapid and violent effects can no longer be totally avoided (IPCC 2022). And more generally, environmental impacts.
The social climate with increasing global tensions and national and regional inward-looking attitudes.
New technologies, including digital, metavers and access to new territories like the Moon and beyond.
This implies that in the near future :
We will have to live in more demanding climates, with long periods of heat and humidity and high variability.
Uncertainty will become a constant for most humans.
The risks to human health, both physical and mental, are significant if we are ill-prepared for these living conditions.
Yet we still know little about human adaptive capacities and how to prepare ourselves for these challenges.
The aim of Deep Climate
Physiological studies on thermoregulation or the overall impact of a new living climate are very rare in real-life situations and none have yet looked at the cognitive impact and brain structures. This is also true for the new organisational systems needed, the cooperation and the means to keep positive mental projections needed to build a future.
And we still don’t know how to get people to change their approach to reducing pollution and emissions, even though the data is known.
It is the aim of DEEP CLIMATE to study and understand our ability to adapt to these new living conditions, almost new worlds, as well as the means to evolve in our collective and individual functioning.
But also… To make people dream! To show that a group, even a novice, can do great things. The beauty of our world. The desire to say that a future is possible, but that we must participate, at our respective levels, in creating it. And that parity and diversity are key elements in this construction.
Follow us over the next few months into the heart of extreme environments and our scientific studies… because we must all build tomorrow together.