The Dawn of a New Era A Paradigm Shift Accelerated by the Coronavirus

Even before the arrival of COVID-19, humanity found itself stuck in several crises at once. The current shock delivered by the coronavirus could accelerate a paradigm shift that was already underway. It may result in a better and more sustainable world.
By Ullrich Fichtner
Paris, in times of the coronavirus

Paris, in times of the coronavirus

Robin Utrecht/ Echoes Wire/ Barcroft Media/ Getty Images
DER SPIEGEL 17/2020

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COVID-19 crashed into a world that was already in crisis.
A climate protest in San Francisco in September 2019: Radical insecurity

A climate protest in San Francisco in September 2019: Radical insecurity

KATE MUNSCH / Reuters
Back toward restraint, to a more clearly defined state, to security, moderation, docility and the desire for order.
Refugees off the Libyan coast in 2017: Questions about the effects of human activity can no longer be ignored.

Refugees off the Libyan coast in 2017: Questions about the effects of human activity can no longer be ignored.

Taha Jawashi / AFP
How will world leaders, after placing entire nations under house arrest, explain to their citizens that a rapid ban on plastic bags is unfortunately out of the realm of possibility?
Lehman Borthers CEO Richard Fulud in October 2008: It will beneficial to put a stop to harmful developments that have been with us for too long.

Lehman Borthers CEO Richard Fulud in October 2008: It will beneficial to put a stop to harmful developments that have been with us for too long.

JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS
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