Cairo: 20 Nov 22: The nations of the world have voted to terminate human civilization and commit all our grandchildren to bake and starve on an uninhabitable ruin of a Planet. The failure of the UN Conference of the Parties 27, like the ones which preceded it, is another fallen domino on the road to … Continue reading The world votes for “climate hell”
On November 15, 2022 - according to the UN - human being number 8,000,000,000 entered the world. But what sort of a world are they inheriting? The scientific evidence is already amassing that the Earth has far more humans, living at far higher levels of consumption and pollution, than it can possibly carry in the … Continue reading Has the Population Bomb exploded?
If humanity is to survive the vast and growing threats it faces, women must assume the leadership of government, business, religion and social institutions around the world. Female leadership is an essential requisite for solving the ten catastrophic risks which now confront the whole of our civilisation. As a rule, women don’t start wars, mine … Continue reading The Age of Women
War in the Ukraine – a country which feeds 400 million human beings – is exacerbating an already perilous state of world food insecurity. The Russian blockade has slashed Ukrainian grain exports by two thirds, triggering scarcities and food price rises around the world. Indeed, the cost of food globally is now the highest it … Continue reading How food can end wars, repair climate and restore the Earth
“We were the first that ever burst into that silent sea.” – STColeridge, Rime of the Ancient Mariner Like the mariners of old, humanity has embarked on a deadly voyage into a world unable to support life in its current abundance. A stagnant, dying world where poisons seep amain through ocean and atmosphere. Life first … Continue reading Humanity: sailing into a stagnant ocean
Perhaps the deadliest pandemic ever to strike humanity is the plague of deliberate misinformation, mass delusion and unfounded beliefs which is engulfing 21st Century society. Whether generated by the fossil fuels lobby, certain media or other corporate interests, the anti-vaccine lobby, religious fanatics, politicians, ideological extremists, well-meaning simpletons or nutcase conspiracists, a global deluge of … Continue reading The Age of Deceit
By Julian Cribb AM* Paralysis. Atrophy. Inertia. Perplexity. These terms describe the state of mind of governments around the world, grappling with an existential crisis they do not understand and whose course they appear impotent to change. None of the usual levers work, push them, pull them how you will. You can’t halt wildfires by … Continue reading The End of Politics
By Julian Cribb* A new world superpower is arising. One that is unelected, borderless, controls most governments and, increasingly, employs the familiar tools of repression and deception to attain its goals. In Australia, the US and Britain, young people calling for urgent climate action are being arrested and gaoled. Harsh new laws are being passed … Continue reading The rise and rise of petrofascism
By Julian Cribb* Election 2022 may herald the end of party rule in Australian politics. Indeed, like Gorbachev, Scott Morrison seems poised to pull the trigger on the dissolution of the rotten old party system. It could be his political legacy. It’s a big thought, after a century or more of the national interest being … Continue reading Don’t vote for a political party. Vote for a good woman (or man) instead.
By Julian Cribb AM Fifty-five million years ago, the Earth took a fever. Somehow, 12,000 billion tonnes of carbon escaped into the atmosphere – and global temperatures soared by 5-8 degrees Celsius over the next few thousand years. What caused this event [i] is still subject to scientific debate, but a vast release of methane … Continue reading The Earth Strikes Back