Kessler Syndrome in Effective Altruism

And how to be mindful with beginners

Aaron Mayer
4 min readFeb 7, 2021


[Originally published on the EA Forum and cross-posted on Substack]

I love Effective Altruism. ❤

That’s not an exaggeration — I truly love the community and the way I’ve grown as a result of joining the movement.

I first heard about EA back in 2013 when its messaging was pretty straightforward: use data to donate to more effective charities that will alleviate the suffering of the global poor.