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eBook The 2030 Spike: Countdown to Global Catastrophe ePub

by Colin Mason

  • ISBN: 1844070182
  • Category: Engineering
  • Subcategory: Engineering
  • Author: Colin Mason
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (August 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 250
  • ePub book: 1923 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1601 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 193

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The 2030 Spike: Countdown. has been added to your Cart. I think they will spike by 2020 or 2025. Regard, Keith Renick, Peachtree City, Ga.

The 2030 Spike: Countdown.

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Ultimately his message is clear; we must act decisively, collectively and immediately to alter the trajectory of humanity away from catastrophe. Offering over 100 priorities for immediate action, The 2030 Spike serves as a guidebook for humanity through the treacherous minefields and wastelands ahead to a bright, peaceful and prosperous future in which all humans have the opportunity to thrive and build a better civilization. This book is powerful and essential reading for all people concerned with the future of humanity and planet earth.

Colin Mason, a foreign correspondent, broadcaster and SEATO adviser to the Thai Government, was a senator in the Australian Federal Parliament for nine years as deputy leader of the Australian Democrats. He served on the Senate Standing Committee for science and the environment, a select committee on the effects of Agent Orange on Australian servicemen, and the first delegation of the Australian Parliament to China, and initiated the private member's bill that led to the salvation of the Pristine Franklin River in Tasmania.

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Colin Mason was a senator in the Australian Federal Parliament for nine years and served on the Senate Standing .

Colin Mason was a senator in the Australian Federal Parliament for nine years and served on the Senate Standing Committee for Science and Environment. A well-known former foreign correspondent and broadcaster, he was also the SEATO adviser to the Thai government. Resurgence 'This is one of the best examples of a book capturing the essence of sustainability.

In 2003, Mason released The 2030 Spike: Countdown to Global Catastrophe, in which he describes a confluence of six 'drivers' that he argues will converge in the decade of 2030: depleted fuel supplies, massive population growth, poverty, global climate change, famine, growing water.

In 2003, Mason released The 2030 Spike: Countdown to Global Catastrophe, in which he describes a confluence of six 'drivers' that he argues will converge in the decade of 2030: depleted fuel supplies, massive population growth, poverty, global climate change, famine, growing water shortages and international lawlessness. He describes more than 100 steps to be taken to mitigate this convergence, including a form of world government.

Offering over 100 priorities for immediate action, The 2030 Spike serves as a guidebook for humanity through the treacherous minefields and wastelands ahead to a bright, peaceful and prosperous future in which all humans have the opportunity to thrive and build a better civilization.

Countdown to Global Catastrophe.

The clock is relentlessly ticking! Our world teeters on a knife-edge between a peaceful and prosperous future for all, and a dark winter of death and destruction that threatens to smother the light of civilization. Within 30 years, in the 2030 decade, six powerful 'drivers' will converge with unprecedented force in a statistical spike that could tear humanity apart and plunge the world into a new Dark Age. Depleted fuel supplies, massive population growth, poverty, global climate change, famine, growing water shortages and international lawlessness are on a crash course with potentially catastrophic consequences. In the face of both doomsaying and denial over the state of our world, Colin Mason cuts through the rhetoric and reams of conflicting data to muster the evidence to illustrate a broad picture of the world as it is, and our possible futures. Ultimately his message is clear; we must act decisively, collectively and immediately to alter the trajectory of humanity away from catastrophe. Offering over 100 priorities for immediate action, The 2030 Spike serves as a guidebook for humanity through the treacherous minefields and wastelands ahead to a bright, peaceful and prosperous future in which all humans have the opportunity to thrive and build a better civilization. This book is powerful and essential reading for all people concerned with the future of humanity and planet earth.

Comments

Uscavel Uscavel
I liked this little book. It felt good holding it in my hands. The writing style is a little dry. It has some very good chapters and some that will make you a little tired. Overall, Colin Mason has some important points to make. I think he has the year wrong. I don't think things will spike in 2030. I think they will spike by 2020 or 2025. You can be the judge of that because you can buy this book used on Amazon for almost nothing and this book is well worth the postage. Regard, Keith Renick, Peachtree City, Ga.
Malaris Malaris
Although the general conclusions are often right, the data is now old, and old solutions are no longer valid. Ways of thought that are invalid are still prevalent, like Mason's thinking that it is a direct link between poverty and over-breeding, when in reality it is intelligence. It is already too late for many solutions to ever work, because immediate 2003 steps had to be taken and were not.
The arctic has heated up enough that by 2009 it was reported at the tipping point for methane self-release, for example.
I had erroneously thought that the book was new, and wish I had not bought it. Too much has changed to make the book really of much use.
Maximilianishe Maximilianishe
The title of this book is much more pessimistic than its content. It does catalogue in great detail the range of threats to human society, as well as the failings of the current world order, and advance the thesis that a series of trends are converging towards a major 'crunch' about 2030. However, much of the book is devoted to pointing out that the resources, the technology and the expertise are available to manage most if not all of these issues if only we could get our priorities right. The author, who is a former Senator in the Australian Parliament, puts forward two axioms against which he tests proposals for managing towards a sustainable world.

The 26 chapters cover an enormous range of issues, centering on six drivers that the author identifies, but covering health and education, the family, religion, money and other subjects as well. This provides valuable breadth and understanding of interconnections, but at some expense in terms of depth of analysis of particular issues.

Most of the issues that the author addresses are also covered by many other authors. The value of this book is that it is relatively short, presents the issues clearly, and offers directions which, even if not 'the answer', provide a useful starting point for dialogue and development.