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
The Earth is risking a major ecological breakdown that could eventually render it largely uninhabitable. This is one of the warnings contained in “Surviving the 21st Century” a powerful new book released recently by global science publisher Springer International. Our combined actions may be leading to “…a gross ecological breakdown that will strike humanity harder … Continue reading Earth ‘at risk of ecological breakdown’
Women must become leaders in government, business, religion and social institutions around the world – if humanity is to have a chance of surviving the growing threats it faces. Female leadership is one of the essential solutions to the ten huge existential risks which now overshadow civilisation, according to a powerful new book ‘Surviving the … Continue reading ‘Women must lead – if humanity is to survive’
Our civilisation is facing the sternest challenge in the history of our species. It consists of ten huge, man-made threats, which are now combining to imperil our future. In "Surviving the 21st Century" (Springer International Publishing 2017) I explore these ten instersecting risks – ecological collapse, resource depletion, weapons of mass destruction, climate change, global … Continue reading Can humanity survive the 21st Century?