Twilight of Abundance: Why Life in the 21st Century Will Be Nasty, Brutish, and Short

Twilight of Abundance: Why Life in the 21st Century Will Be Nasty, Brutish, and Short

David Archibald


Baby boomers loved the main benign interval in human historical past: fifty years of relative peace, affordable power, ample grain provide, and a warming weather because of the maximum sunlight task for 8,000 years. The social gathering is over—prepare for the twilight of abundance.

David Archibald finds the awful destiny the realm faces on its present trajectory: vast gasoline shortages, the bloodiest conflict in human heritage, an international hunger hindrance, and a speedily cooling planet. Archibald combines pioneering technology with willing monetary wisdom to foretell the worldwide mess ups which could damage civilization as we all know it—disasters which are ready simply round the corner.

But there’s excellent news, too: we will have an outstanding destiny if we organize for it. complicated, civilized nations may have a completely excessive way of life in the event that they decide to put money into the applied sciences that might get them there. Archibald, a weather scientist in addition to an inventor and a monetary expert, explains which medical breakthroughs can shop civilization within the coming crisis—if we will be able to minimize in the course of the targeted curiosity competition to those techniques and make allowance unfastened markets to flourish.

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