Book: The Upside of Down
The Upside of Down.
Souvenir press, Thomas Homer-Dixon.
Catastrophe, creativity and the renewal of civilisation. This book looks at past collapses of civilisations such as the Roman empire. In Dorset we can still see the evidence in the straight road from Weymouth to Dorchester with its amphitheatre and square walls that are now south walks. This civilisation collapsed when it lost its topsoil and that of its North African colonial bread basket. The book predicts that politics, science and economics point to another crisis point for this civilisation. However the future low carbon economy could be an improvement. This would be the upside of down.