multiplicative commitments along all these fronts

English translation: yes, have to keep increasing our commitments in line with the challenges we face

10:52 Aug 3, 2018
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Science - Environment & Ecology
English term or phrase: multiplicative commitments along all these fronts
Hello everyone,

This is the challenge before humanity, now, right now, and it is for this generation. We could rebuild Europe after World War II, rebuild on the site of the World Trade Center, and even rebuild the economy after the 1929 and 2008 crashes, but if we cross Mother Nature’s planetary boundaries, there are things that can never be rebuilt. We cannot rebuild the Greenland ice sheet, the Amazon rain forest, or the Great Barrier Reef. The same is true of the rhinos, macaws, and orangutans. No 3-D printer will bring them back to life.

That’s why the only way to confront these compounding threats before they tip the wrong way is with a compounding commitment to stewardship, a compounding willingness to act collectively to do compounding research and make compounding investments in clean energy production and more efficient consumption, along with a will-ingness, at least in America, to impose a carbon tax to get compounding investments in clean power and efficiency, plus a compounding commitment to women’s education and an ethic of empowerment everywhere. Without compounding, ***multiplicative commitments along all these fronts that are commensurate*** with the magnitude of the challenge we face, we stand no chance—zero—of preserving a stable planet when there will be so many more people, armed with so many more powerful tools, propelled by a supernova.

Supernova (in this context) mean the cloud/cloud technologies.

Does "multiplicative commitments along all these fronts that are commensurate with..." mean the efforts we put along all these fronts are more or less equal to the magnitude of the challenge we face?

Thank you.
klp
Local time: 09:37
English translation:yes, have to keep increasing our commitments in line with the challenges we face
Explanation:
...to have any chance of success

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Note added at 1 hr (2018-08-03 12:04:42 GMT)
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Quite a few repetitions of "compounding" for each of the commitments to be undertaken. (compounding=building on what's there and increasing each time like compound interest in finance)
https://www.thefreedictionary.com/compounding
The challenges/threats we face are many and increasing in multiples/with additional factors all the time (5b of definition "To make worse by being an additional or intensifying factor")

So, we have to keep responding to each of these in a commensurate way by compounding/augmenting our efforts each time/each field as required and keep adding to these efforts and combining them to have any success.
Otherwise "we stand no chance"


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Note added at 1 day 2 hrs (2018-08-04 13:36:05 GMT) Post-grading
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Yvonne Gallagher
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Local time: 07:37
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4 +1yes, have to keep increasing our commitments in line with the challenges we face
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yes, have to keep increasing our commitments in line with the challenges we face


Explanation:
...to have any chance of success

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Note added at 1 hr (2018-08-03 12:04:42 GMT)
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Quite a few repetitions of "compounding" for each of the commitments to be undertaken. (compounding=building on what's there and increasing each time like compound interest in finance)
https://www.thefreedictionary.com/compounding
The challenges/threats we face are many and increasing in multiples/with additional factors all the time (5b of definition "To make worse by being an additional or intensifying factor")

So, we have to keep responding to each of these in a commensurate way by compounding/augmenting our efforts each time/each field as required and keep adding to these efforts and combining them to have any success.
Otherwise "we stand no chance"


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Note added at 1 day 2 hrs (2018-08-04 13:36:05 GMT) Post-grading
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Glad to have helped

Yvonne Gallagher
Ireland
Local time: 07:37
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you, Yvonne.

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agree  philgoddard: I think this is a rather awkward sentence.
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