Twilight of abundance: why life in the 21st century will be nasty, brutish, and short

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Baby boomers enjoyed the most benign period in human history: fifty years of relative peace, cheap energy, plentiful grain supply, and a warming climate due to the highest solar activity for 8,000 years. The party is over--prepare for the twilight of abundance. David Archibald reveals the grim future the world faces on its current trajectory: massive fuel shortages, the bloodiest warfare in human history, a global starvation crisis, and a rapidly cooling planet. Archibald combines pioneering science with keen economic knowledge to predict the global disasters that could destroy civilization as we know it--disasters that are waiting just around the corner. But there's good news, too: We can have a good future if we prepare for it. Advanced, civilized countries can have a permanently high standard of living if they choose to invest in the technologies that will get them there. Archibald, a climate scientist as well as an inventor and a financial specialist, explains which scientific breakthroughs can save civilization in the coming crisis--if we can cut through the special interest opposition to these innovations and allow free markets to flourish.
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subject_facet Energy policy -- United States, Progress -- Forecasting, Science and civilization, Twenty-first century -- Forecasts
title_display Twilight of abundance : why life in the 21st century will be nasty, brutish, and short
title_full 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
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