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Serious issue but badly handled
on 25 March 2013
Really powerful message about where we are headed - first 1/4 of the book - and then a lot of repetitive and naive complacency about how we will all band together to solve the problems once it becomes unescapable. He loves talking about how we are mainly in denial about the problems facing the world, but he is in denial about how selfishly nations and individuals will react when their way of life is threatened. He keeps on and on about WWII as an example - how the Brits refused to give in and pulled together. Unfortunately the analogy is strained beyond all reasonableness. Also, my biggest criticism is that in the first 50 pages he talks about population and how the Earth cannot support the projected 9B population. But he then doesn't mention it again. How many of those 9B are going to die on the route to his better world and new economics? And his examples of the organisations that are at the forefront of a new paradigm are laughable.