Eight nations now have the power to terminate civilization

Eight nations now have sufficient weapons of mass destruction to end civilization worldwide in a nuclear winter. Far from receding, the nuclear threat to human survival has never been greater. One of the huge advances from recent climate science is a far better understanding of the world’s atmosphere. From this, leading scientists have concluded it … Continue reading Eight nations now have the power to terminate civilization

Early warning of a runaway climate

Global warming is edging perilously close to out-of-control, according to scientific reports from round the planet. This means that time is running out if we want to preserve our world in a stable, healthy and productive state, capable of feeding and supporting humanity. The great concern is the dramatic rise, over the last three years, in methane … Continue reading Early warning of a runaway climate

Time for world’s great Faiths to make peace – and save humanity

If human civilization is to survive the ten great threats now bearing down upon it, it will demand a concerted effort by all the world’s great religions and belief systems, a leading science writer says. Massive risks in the form of ecological collapse, resource depletion, weapons of mass destruction, climate change, global poisoning, food insecurity, … Continue reading Time for world’s great Faiths to make peace – and save humanity

You ‘eat’ 30 kilos of soil every day…

Every meal you eat now costs the planet 10 kilos of lost topsoil. That’s the warning of “Surviving the 21st Century” author Julian Cribb to an international soil science conference in Queenstown, New Zealand on Dec 15, 2016. “10 kilos of topsoil, 800 litres of water, 1.3 litres of diesel, 0.3g of pesticide and 3.5 … Continue reading You ‘eat’ 30 kilos of soil every day…

Why Homo sapiens needs a new name

It is high time the human species had a new name. In “Surviving the 21st Century”, author Julian Cribb presents the scientific evidence for the ten greatest threats facing humanity – and what we can do about them. The book is published by Springer International. “Today’s humans have surrounded ourselves with huge existential risks,” he explains. … Continue reading Why Homo sapiens needs a new name

Heading off a global resources crisis

Emerging resource scarcities threaten to destabilise the world in coming decades, raising the risk of wars, migration and economic crises to levels never before seem. That’s the warning of “Surviving the 21st Century”, a powerful new book released recently by global science publisher Springer International. “Humanity’s use of resources now amounts to 75 billion tonnes a … Continue reading Heading off a global resources crisis