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Options for the survival of civilisation,
This review is from: Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the Risks of Economic and Environmental Collapse (Paperback)
Humanity is on the very edge of an economic, social, environmental and resource-related crisis of a scale probably unprecedented in recorded human history. In other words humanity now faces an emergency situation. It is not even any run-of-the-mill emergency that now looms, but one which threatens to imperil millennia-long achievements in knowledge, social cohesion and interaction, and the very fabric of civilisation.
'Fleeing Vesuvius' painstaking sets out the nature of the multi-faceted problem, its causes, consequences and likely outcomes, and offers some much needed comforts, small as they inevitably are, to those bravely facing up to the task of post-crash reconstruction.
This is a truly impressive publication, probably the most comprehensive and up-to-date of its genre - the kind which, if you haven't read, you run the risk of not being up to speed with the state of the world, or to the challenges facing it. I can't say it more clearly than that.
Andy Wilson, The Sustainability Institute