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Experts Explain | Adam Tooze | What is the Polycrisis?

In light of the many challenges facing the world today, it's clear we're not dealing with just one crisis, but many. Economist and historian Adam Tooze believes that these challenges have escalated into what he calls a ‘polycrisis’.

This term, originally coined by French theorist Edgar Morin, refers to the various crises in economics, politics, geopolitics and the environment which are feeding into each other, exacerbating already difficult circumstances.

But does that word really tell us anything new about the world we live in and the challenges we face? Watch to find out more.

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