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Climate Change, Violence and War

Climate Change, Violence and War

One does not need to be a climate scientist to work out that, in spite of government rhetoric to the contrary, there is absolutely no real movement in the direction of global emission reduction at the scale needed. That means in all likelihood we are headed toward a catastrophe that ...

Surviving a Nuclear Attack

Surviving a Nuclear Attack

Common Misconceptions About Nuclear Fallout The immediate effects of a nuclear detonation – tremendous heat, blast force and initial radiation – are relatively localized and limited in area. The bigger concern for most of Canada’s population is the fallout which can be blown many hundreds of miles to fall to ...

Is Environmental Collapse Our Future?

Is Environmental Collapse Our Future?

It is perhaps not surprising that many otherwise sensible, knowledgeable people are now starting to talk seriously about the potential collapse of our civilization due to runaway global warming. After years of optimistically asserting that all we needed to do was cut back our carbon emissions by greening the economy ...

Resurrection Earth

Resurrection Earth

Speculating about our uncertain future is today a vital undertaking. Or perhaps more specifically, it is necessary to think about cultural survival strategies and ways we might plan and prepare to build a new civilization on a strange, unfamiliar and dangerous planet. We might still continue to call that planet ...

Approaches to Futures Research

Recovering from a Dark Age

Because we know so much about the collapse of the Roman Empire, there is much to learn from it. After Rome fell, a tremendous amount was forgotten for centuries: how too mine and smelt iron; how to make tools like hammers and anvils; the use of legumes in crop rotation ...

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