Book: A short history of the Future
A short history of the Future
Colin Mason, Earthscan.
Another book on the theme of apocalypse soon. We cannot carry on living the western lifestyle for more than another decade due to oil depletion, global warming and so on. This book is from an Australian politician with a firm grasp of the realities of power. Epidemics such as bird flu viruses and water shortages in Australia, Africa and Nevada are predictable. This author predicts that the crises will converge around 2030 when combined with the tangible effects of climate change on agriculture and peak oil on globalisation. The message of hope is that we should start to change now.