Self-delusion

We Are All Climate Refugees Now

This summer's fires, droughts, and record-high temperatures should serve as a wake-up call. The longer a narrow and ignorant elite condemns Americans and the rest of humanity to wander aimlessly in the political desert, the more likely it is that we will all end up in a wasteland.

Solving humanity's greatest risks

Address to Royal Society for the Arts Online Conference on Human Survival, by Julian Cribb

Collapse of civilization 'a near certainty'

A shattering collapse of civilisation is a “near certainty” in the next few decades due to humanity’s continuing destruction of the natural world that sustains all life on Earth, according to biologist Prof Paul Ehrlich.

A false picture of human progress

Global politics is based on an outmoded and increasingly destructive model of human progress and development. Can science change a dire situation?

Denial of reality

The greatest challenge to human survival may lie, not just in the physical threats we face, but in our own minds.

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